Judge Jones said, "some of my colleagues . . . think I'm crazy"
Some of my colleagues ... think I'm crazy. I hope you'll see other judges follow my lead.
Imagine what some of his colleagues must think of him now, after the Discovery Institute has revealed that most of the approximately 6000-word ID-as-science section of his Dover opinion was virtually copied from the plaintiffs' opening post-trial brief while ignoring the defendants' opening post-trial brief and the plaintiffs' and defendants' answering post-trial briefs.
The Denver Post article also said,
Judges are imperfect and should be taken to task, Jones said. "That's what the appeals process is for."
But Jones knew beforehand that an appeal in the Dover case was unlikely because of the changeover in the Dover school board membership. Also, his above statement insinuates that he thinks that the only proper place for criticism of a judicial decision is an appeal of that decision. Furthermore, Jones has complained that criticisms of his Dover decision made no attempt to illuminate the issues of the "role of precedent, how judges work, [and] the Rule of Law," as though those issues were relevant to the criticisms.
The Denver speech was at least the second time in just a few months that Judge Jones was a speaker at an ADL meeting -- he also spoke at the ADL's national executive committee meeting in February in Palm Beach, Florida.
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