CASESnelling v. United States Department of Interior

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Dr. Andrew Snelling, who holds a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Sydney, has conducted geological research in Australia and the United States, published works in peer-reviewed journals, and has decades of field and laboratory experience with both theoretical and practical geological research. Nonetheless, National Park Service officials had denied his routine request to obtain a few fist-sized rock samples from the Grand Canyon based upon his Christian views about the Earth’s beginnings. Even though Snelling had conducted prior research in the canyon, Park Service officials ran him through a gamut of red tape for more than three years.
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National Park Service agrees to stop discriminating against Christian geologist

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National Park Service agrees to stop discriminating against Christian geologist

ADF represents scientist who was intentionally prevented from conducting research in Grand Canyon because of his beliefs

Jun 28, 2017 Read More

National Park Service: Research in Grand Canyon okay for geologists…but not Christian ones

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National Park Service: Research in Grand Canyon okay for geologists…but not Christian ones

ADF sues on behalf of scientist intentionally prevented from conducting research because of his beliefs

May 09, 2017 Read More
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Notice of voluntary dismissal Jun 28 2017
Trial Court
Complaint May 09 2017

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