John Barry reports that law professor Steve Gey of Florida State University has stepped down from his teaching duties because of the progression of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
Gey was involved in the McLean v. Arkansas case in 1981, and has continued to be a staunch advocate of effective science education in public schools. Along with Matt Brauer and Barbara Forrest, he wrote an influential law review article, Is It Science Yet? Intelligent Design Creationism and the Constitution. I was privileged to speak on the same program with Gey at the 2006 Carolina Law Review meeting on first amendment issues. I am saddened by the news that Gey’s illness, diagnosed early in 2007 IIRC, has progressed so quickly.