Monday, July 12, 2010

Texas Rules! on Ruling

From the Austin Chronicle:

"One June 18th, U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks dismissed a request for summary judgment by the Dallas-based Institute for Creation Research in its suit against the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The IRC sought to offer a master's degree in science education from "a Biblical scientific creationist viewpoint," which the coordinating board refused to recognize as legitimate. ICR sued on the grounds that its First and 14th Amendment rights to free speech, free exercise, equal protection, and due process were violated. Sparks said ICR's claims were not obvious enough for summary judgment, and not only that, but the complaint was so ridiculously worded that it was difficult to understand. In his decision, Sparks wrote, "It appears that although the Court has twice required Plaintiff to re-plead and set forth a short and plain statement of the relief requested, Plaintiff is entirely unable to file a complaint which is not overly verbose, disjointed, incoherent, maundering, and full of irrelevant information."
-Lee Nichols

I almost half wanted this to pass, since I am desperate to get my masters in "Unicorn Powers of Healing" but can't yet find an accredited program.

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