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RationalWiki:Kitzmiller v. Dover annotated transcript

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This is the index page for RationalWiki's transcript of the famous 2005 Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District trial in Pennsylvania, USA. This trial is commonly referred to as the Intelligent Design trial.

The following pages contain a complete transcript of the hearings, along with relevant (or just snarky) commentary from RW editors.

Note: The plaintiffs in this case were those parents, teachers and former school board members who opposed the teaching of Intelligent Design. The Defendants were the School Board of Dover, also known as "the creationists".

Intelligent Design Trial: Table of Contents[edit]


  1. Cast of characters
  2. Day 1 - Opening statement for the plaintiff
  3. Day 1 - Opening statement for the defense
  4. Day 1 - Direct of Kenneth Miller**, plaintiff witness
  5. Day 1 - Cross of Kenneth Miller
  6. Day 2 - Cross of Kenneth Miller (continued)
  7. Day 2 - Redirect of Kenneth Miller
  8. Day 2 - Testimony of Tammy Kitzmiller, plaintiff witness
  9. Day 2 - Testimony of Aralene Callahan, plaintiff witness
  10. Day 2 - Testimony of Bryan Rehm, plaintiff witness
  11. Day 3 - Direct of Robert Pennock**, plaintiff witness
  12. Day 3 - Cross of Robert Pennock
  13. Day 3 - Chambers discussion regarding subpoenas of reporters
  14. Day 3 - Testimony of Julie Smith, plaintiff witness
  15. Day 3 - Testimony of Christy Rehm, plaintiff witness
  16. Day 3 - Testimony of Beth Eveland, plaintiff witness
  17. Day 4 - Testimony of Carol Brown, plaintiff witness
  18. Day 4 - Testimony of Jeffrey Brown, plaintiff witnes
  19. Day 4 - Testimony of Frederick Callahan, plaintiff witness
  20. Day 5 - Testimony of John Haught**, plaintiff witness
  21. Day 6 - Qualification of Barbara Forrest**, plaintiff witness
  22. Day 6 - Direct of Barbara Forrest
  23. Day 6 - Direct of Barbara Forrest (continued)
  24. Day 6 - Cross of Barbara Forrest
  25. Day 7 - Cross of Barbara Forrest (continued)
  26. Day 7 - Testimony of Jennifer Miller, plaintiff witness
  27. Day 7 - Testimony of Bertha Spahr, plaintiff witness
  28. Day 8 - Testimony of Bertha Spahr (continued)
  29. Day 8 - Direct of Brian J. Alters**, plaintiff witness
  30. Day 8 - Cross of Brian J. Alters
  31. Day 8 - Testimony of Cindy Sneath, plaintiff witness
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Source[edit]

The trial transcript is sourced from official records of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. The transcript is in the public domain.

A copy of the transcript may be obtained via the US Government's PACER service (a service fee applies).

Case Details
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
TAMMY J. KITZMILLER, et al. vs DOVER AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT (2005)
Case Number 4:04-CV-02688