I am excited to report that we have won the Cobb Country Disclaimer Case. I’ve been out of the loop, but Ed Brayton has the scoop. Basically, when the 11th circuit appeals court sent the case back to the trial judge for more information, several members of the Dover law team (there is an A-Team parody in there somewhere) joined the case and successfully convinced the trial judge to hold a retrial and allow expert testimony. With the specter of 2 Kitzmiller 2 Furious coming to an Atlanta courtroom, the school district folded. And gave us everything we wanted.
In an agreement announced today, Cobb County school officials state that they will not order the placement of “any stickers, labels, stamps, inscriptions, or other warnings or disclaimers bearing language substantially similar to that used on the sticker that is the subject of this action.” School officials also agreed not to take other actions that would undermine the teaching of evolution in biology classes.
Since I participated in the trial phase and helped organize two amicus briefs for the case, I am excited about this outcome.