|Wesley R. Elsberry
Joined: May 2002
Yeah, that's the Selman v. Cobb County case.
The appeals court sent it back to the trial court. Jeff Selman got some new people on his legal team: Eric Rothschild and Stephen Harvey from Pepper Hamilton (the two main lawyers for the plaintiffs in the KvD case) and Richard Katskee of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. They asked Judge Clarence Cooper to re-open discovery in the case, since the appeals court wanted a better evidentiary record. He agreed. They then set out and got three expert witnesses for Selman: Prof. Ken Miller of Brown University (who testified in the first round of the case as a fact witness, not an expert witness), Dr. Eugenie C. Scott of the National Center for Science Education, and Prof. Brian Alters of McGill University. Miller and Alters had been expert witnesses in the KvD trial. They prepared their expert reports. Somewhere along in there, the defense decided to throw in the towel, and the case was settled.
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"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks." - Dorothy Parker