I've previously shot off my mouth on a number of occasions about the emptiness of threats by the Discovery Institute and their minions aimed at silencing the opinions of public school teachers who openly assert the compatibility of some forms of religion with evolutionary theory. I wasn't too happy, here and here.

Now comes the rejection, by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, of a suit that alleges something similar at the hands of the University of California Museum of Paleontology 'Understanding Evolution' web site, which (I might add) is one of the best evolution resources for high school teachers out there.

The suit was nominally brought by Jeanne Caldwell, but it is her barrister spouse Larry Caldwell is the real 'brains' behind this line of attack. Happlily, the Court has found "Ms." Caldwell's argument entirely wanting, as you can read in this PDF file.

What a relief! And to think I was living with the prospect of fearful litigation for daring to share facts with students. The Sword of Damocles has been lifted!

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