FINAL DINI UPDATE….Reader Mitch Schindler passes along the final resolution of the Michael Dini evolution case (remember him?), and I just love the lead on this AFP story about it:

The Bush administration has stepped back from another clash over religion’s place in society, as the Justice Department quietly dropped a probe of a university professor who is actively promoting Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.

Shocking! A university biology professor actively promoting the theory of evolution! What will those radical lefty academics come up with next?

OK, so the lead is, um, misleading, but it’s still funny. And although it’s hard to extract any good news from the fact that Justice Department ever investigated this in the first place, I guess the good news is that Dini didn’t really budge on anything substantive. Ashcroft & Co., showing some rare good sense, just decided to drop it.