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Intelligent Design advocates pursue lawsuits against science institutions

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. 

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She reports on design and technical design, production and project management, industry trends and company culture. From 2005-2020 she ran communications and publications for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA and publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association, and has contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a BFA from Pratt Institute. She has lived in Detroit, New York, Oakland, and now Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts community.

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