Hearing Postponed On Creation Law

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U.S. District Judge Adrian Duplantier of New Orleans has postponed the American Civil Liberties Union's suit against Louisiana's "scientific-creationism" law until a separate suit on the issue before another federal district court has been decided.

"The stay of this action will avoid costly duplication of effort for all concerned," the judge said.

The other suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Baton Rouge before the aclu suit was filed in New Orleans. In the Baton Rouge case, the state's attorney general and several other state officials, including the sponsor of the bill, are suing the state superintendent of education, J. Kelly Nix, who has said he will not enforce the law until its constitutionality is settled.

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