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Creationist Litigation Update

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canada goose coats 1 The Mark Armitage Case: Armitage is the young Earth creationist microscope technologist suing to get canada goose outlet official his job back at California State University, Northridge. He whining about discrimination, and he claims he has Evolutionists On The Run. The last time there was any news to write about was our Update for 05 Nov 2014, but it wasn much. canada goose coats

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canada goose clearance sale However, we haven heard the last of this. When his federal suit was dismissed back in September, Oller filed a state court case against the University. There never been any press coverage of that. One of our operatives occasionally informs about that case. There were summary judgment motions pending which may dispose of some issues, but the canada goose outlet legit case a long way from trial. That’s all we know at the moment. canada goose clearance sale

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buy canada goose jacket cheap 5 Ken Ham’s Litigation: Answers in Genesis is suing the state of Kentucky because of the state denial of their Ark project application to participate in a tourism tax incentive canada goose outlet washington dc program. The case is still in the preliminary states. Our last update was a month ago: Ken Ham’s Litigation: Americans United Joins In. That all we know for the moment. buy canada goose jacket cheap

Canada Goose sale 6 The Kansas NGSS Case: Our last update on this was a month ago: Creationists’ Brief Is Filed. The creationists suit attempting to block Kansas from implementing canada goose clothing uk the state evolution friendly science education standards had been dismissed by the trial court so they appealed. We heard no news since, but we watching. Canada Goose sale

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