Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Cert. Denied In Kansas Science Curriculum Challenge
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court denied review in COPE v. Kansas State Board of Education, (Docket No. 16-229, cert. denied 11/14/2016). (Order List.) In the case, the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed on standing grounds an Establishment Clause challenge to Kansas' curriculum standards for science instruction in grades K-12, saying that "COPE offers only threadbare assertions that the Standards intend to promote a non-religious worldview." (See prior posting.) Topeka Capital-Journal reports on the denial of certiorari.