Kitzmiller in the York Daily Record
As the tenth anniversary of Kitzmiller v. Dover approaches, the York Daily Record (September 11, 2015) devoted a suite of stories to the landmark case, which established the unconstitutionality of teaching “intelligent design” creationism in the public schools.
- "Q&A with U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III" allows the judge presiding over the case to address major misconceptions of criticisms of his decision.
- "Ruling deterred other legal challenges" reviews the fate of "intelligent design" creationism, quoting NCSE's Eugenie C. Scott, Kenneth R. Miller, and Barbara Forrest.
- "Whatever happened to 'Of Pandas and People'?" asks about the disposition of the fifty copies of the "intelligent design" textbook donated to the Dover Area High School.
- "Evolution cartoons from Dover Area High School" presents cartoons about the arguments surrounding evolution by Dover students.
- "Plaintiffs, attorneys drawn together by the case" discusses the enduring friendships forged among the successful plaintiffs and their legal team.
- "Plaintiff's young son now creating his future" catches up with Griffin Sneath, who was seven years old when the trial was held.
- "Defendant says 'nobody did anything for religious reasons'" interviews a member of the Dover Area School Board when the "intelligent design" policy was adopted.
In a subsequent editorial (September 16, 2015), the newspaper took notice of "one very important lesson a decade after Dover: Elections matter. School board elections matter," adding, "You owe it to yourself and your community to make sure your school board is 'intelligently designed' by well-informed voters."
NCSE was deeply involved in the Kitzmiller case, helping to organize the legal team, to recruit expert witnesses (including three members of NCSE's board of directors), and to brief the legal team. Extensive information about the case is available on NCSE's website.
Updated on September 17, 2015, by the addition of the next-to-last paragraph.