Creationism and the Law
Institute for Creation Research Graduate School v. Paredes et al.
This page collects the legal documents from the case Institute for Creation Research Graduate School v. Raymund A. Paredes et al.
The ICR Graduate School is "an unincorporated educational ministry unit of The Institute for Creation Research, Inc." The defendants are officers of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; Raymund Paredes is the CEO of the Board and Texas Commissioner of Higher Education. The ICR Graduate School filed two separate suits, one in Texas state court, and another in federal court, in the Northern District of Texas. The suits are identical, save for the fact that the Board itself is named as an additional defendant in the state court suit. The latter suit has been removed to federal court in the Western District of Texas. Judge Jane J Boyle is presiding over the federal case in the Northern District, and Judge Sam Sparks over that in the Western District.
All the legal documentation available to us for these cases is provided at the bottom of this page. It is arranged by case, and secondarily by chronological order.
Note: A number of documents were submitted to the Western District Court by the ICR Graduate School with the heading "Northern District of Texas: Austin Division." This division of the Northern District does not exist. We have assumed that the reference to "Northern District" is erroneous, and have accordingly titled these documents as belonging to the Western District case.
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