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Freshwater case in Church & State

Church & State

The Freshwater case is featured in the November 2012 issue of Church & State, the magazine of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

NCSE files amicus in Freshwater appeal

By providing a friend-of-the-court brief (PDF) to Ohio's Supreme Court on October 4, 2012, NCSE is again supporting a local school district that fired a middle school science teacher over his inappropriate religious activity in the classroom — including teaching creationism.

Freshwater appeal to be heard

The Ohio Supreme Court will hear the appeal of John Freshwater, the middle school science teacher in Mount Vernon, Ohio, who was fired over his inappropriate religious activity in the classroom, including teaching creationism.

Freshwater appeals again

John Freshwater, the middle school science teacher in Mount Vernon, Ohio, who was fired over his inappropriate religious activity in the classroom — including teaching creationism — is now taking his case to the Ohio Supreme Court.

A further defeat for Freshwater

John Freshwater's legal challenge to the decision to terminate his employment as a middle school science teacher in Mount Vernon, Ohio, was defeated again, on March 5, 2012, when Ohio's Fifth District Court of Appeals upheld (PDF) a lower court's rejection of his challenge.

NCSE files amicus in Freshwater case

By providing a friend of the court brief (PDF) to Ohio's Fifth District Court of Appeals on January 10, 2012, NCSE is supporting a local school district that fired a middle school science teacher over his inappropriate religious activity in the classroom — including teaching creationism.

The Freshwater case still continues

With a brief filed (PDF) in Ohio's Fifth District Court of Appeals, John Freshwater is appealing a court's ruling to uphold his termination as a middle school science teacher in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

The latest setback for Freshwater

John Freshwater's legal challenge to the decision to terminate his employment as a middle school science teacher in Mount Vernon, Ohio, failed on October 5, 2011, when a Knox County Common Pleas Court ruled against him.

The Freshwater case continues

John Freshwater is now challenging the Mount Vernon City School Board of Education's decision to terminate his employment as a middle school science teacher.

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