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University of Chicago Law Professor Critiques Dover Intelligent Design Opinion

University of Chicago law professor Albert Alschuler has written an excellent piece about the Dover intelligent design trial. He writes:

The court offers convincing evidence that some members of the Dover school board would have been delighted to promote their old time religion in the classroom. These board members apparently accepted intelligent design as a compromise, the nearest they could come to their objective within the law.

Does that make any mention of intelligent design unconstitutional? It seems odd to characterize the desire to go as far as the law allows as an unlawful motive. People who try to stay within the law although they would prefer something else are good citizens.

The rest is here.