Dover: Witnesses withdrawing

From: Pim van Meurs <>
Date: Wed Oct 26 2005 - 04:43:39 EDT

While the Dover defense earlier lost Dembski, Meyer
and Campbell whose expert witness was thus not
admitted into evidence, the DI tried to get their
testimony into the record via an amicus brief.

<quote>Today Judge Jones issued an order striking the
Discovery Institute's friend-of-the-court briefs,
which were filed on October 3.

The ACLU argued that these briefs were simply a way to
bring in the Discovery Institute's opinions "without
opening up themselves to the scrutiny of
cross-examination." As noted in the previous post,
several experts from the Discovery Institute were set
to testify on behalf of the defendants, the Dover Area
School District. They subsequently withdrew as
witnesses, and were therefore not cross-examined.
Nonetheless, the Discovery Institute attempted to
include much of the withdrawn expert testimony of Dr.
Stephen Meyer in its friend-of-the-court

Judge's order:

More Witnesses are being withdrawn such as Dick
Carpenter II who was supposed to testify last friday
and now Nord withdrew, leaving Minnich as the last
witness for the defense.
Received on Wed Oct 26 04:44:35 2005

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