The case of intelligent design, which has already been subject in Dover, Pennsylvania, to electoral analysis (all 8 school members who argued for the taching of intelligent design were voted off the board in November), has now been struck down after judicial review:
"Intelligent design" is "a religious alternative masquerading as a scientific theory" and cannot be mentioned in biology classes in a Pennsylvania public school district, a federal judge said Tuesday, ruling in one of the biggest courtroom clashes on evolution since the 1925 Scopes trial.
Dover Area School Board members violated the Constitution when they ordered that its biology curriculum must include the notion that life on Earth was produced by an unidentified intelligent cause, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III said.
“We find that the secular purposes claimed by the Board amount to a pretext for the Board’s real purpose, which was to promote religion in the public school classroom,” he wrote in his 139-page opinion.
I'm sure this will sound the usual bells of "judicial activism," but the fact remains that the people and the courts are on the same side of the matter. The minority's rights must be respected (i.e. they're allowed to argue for intelligent design in the public sphere), but they also are firmly in the minority from a legal and public opinion standpoint when it comes to teaching in the schools. Get over it.