Okay, not really. But apparently it’s being asked to decide that thimerosol causes autism.
Who cares about science (and extensive epidemiological studies finding no link)? Let the courts decide…
On a (thematically, but not morally) related link, my dad came home from a chemistry conference with a paper someone presented on a possible biomarker for autism (summary: lower levels of stuff in pee):
Dad says that stercobilin has [mumbo jumbo isomerish chemical-esque] to do with mercury or thimerosol or something. It makes sense to believe the extensive epidemiological studies over a hypothesized connection without further evidence, though.