The Living End: Judge Jones' infamous statement about the Founders' "true religion" is a plagiarism
Judge Jones is a bigger plagiarist than Al Gore.
Furthermore, Jones' plagiarism was a quote mine in the sense that it was taken out of context, but was not a true quote mine in the sense of being a deliberate misrepresentation of an identified source, since he did not identify the source.
In his commencement speech, Jones tried to give the impression that he learned about the Founders' "true religion" while an undergrad at Dickinson College (which may or may not be true), but the book that he plagiarized was published in 2003, long after he graduated:
One might be tempted to assume that I received all of the tools necessary to understand the complex expert testimony and determine the facts solely through my law school education. If so, they would be incorrect. In fact, it was my liberal arts education, achieved right here at Dickinson College that provided me with the best ability to handle the rather monumental task of deciding the Dover case.
There once was a jurist named Jones,
who was known as a real lazybones,
he could not disguise
that he did plagiarize,
and his statements were just full of clones.
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