Thursday, December 15, 2005


Hearing in Cobb County Case Today

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments today in the Cobb County textbook sticker case. In January, U.S. District Judge Clarence Cooper ordered Cobb County, Georgia, school officials to remove the stickers, saying they were an endorsement of religion. In his ruling, Judge Cooper said the stickers convey an impermissible message of endorsement and tell some citizens that they are political outsiders while telling others they are political insiders.

Cobb County school district removed the stickers, but appealed the ruling.

The stickers read: "This textbook contains material on evolution. Evolution is a theory, not a fact, regarding the origin of living things. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully and critically considered."


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