LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The state-run California Science Center (CSC) has paid $110,000 to settle a lawsuit by American Freedom Alliance (AFA) against CSC for violating AFA’s First Amendment free speech rights to advocate intelligent design (ID), according to Discovery Institute.
CSC rented its IMAX theater to AFA to show Darwin’s Dilemma, a science documentary advocating ID but later cancelled AFA’s event. AFA filed suit in California Superior Court alleging viewpoint discrimination and breach of contract.
AFA was represented by William J. Becker, Jr. of The Becker Law Firm, who was supported in the case by the Rutherford Institute. The case number is BC 423687.