On The Docket: ‘David V. Goliath’
Local Attorney Defends Ohio Teacher’s Right To Raise Evolution Doubts
Attorney Rita Dunaway argued a case in the Ohio Supreme Court on behalf of John Freshwater, an Ohio science teacher who was fired after being accused of espousing creationism in the classroom. Freshwater gave Dunaway a pouch with “five smooth stones” to symbolize her uphill fight for academic freedom. (Photos by Michael Reilly)
Harrisonburg-area attorney Rita Dunaway was assigned the job of representing fired Ohio teacher John Freshwater by the Rutherford Institute. It was her first full-scale pleading before a state supreme court.
Local lawyer Rita Dunaway believes teachers and students need the freedom to “explore ideas and viewpoints” in class.
In 2011, the school board in Mount Vernon, Ohio, fired John…
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