Casey Luskin has posted a “dream interview” with Judge Jones, all the questions he’d like to ask him. Included in that list is this one:
When will you be releasing pre-publication, unpublished drafts of your decision so we can decide who really wrote your published decision?
Wow. I didn’t know there was any mystery about who “really wrote” his decision. One would assume it was written by Judge Jones and his clerk(s) in some configuration, the way every other court ruling is written. If Luskin is implying, as he clearly is, that Jones let someone else write the ruling (like me, perhaps, or someone on our side of the case?), that’s one hell of an accusation to make. Of course, he doesn’t actually make such an accusation, he merely implies it. He seems to have mastered the art of smearing someone while maintaining plausible deniability.
The other possibility is that he’s making an analogy to the plaintiffs using the unpublished drafts of Pandas during the trial, but if so that would be a horrible analogy. The use of those drafts had nothing to do with who “really wrote” the book; everyone knew who had written the book already. The use of those drafts was to show how “creation science” was replaced by “intelligent design” in the book without any change in definition. I’m giving Casey the benefit of the doubt that he’s bright enough not to make such a ridiculous analogy. But that leaves that nasty little implied smear above.
Young Luskin is learning the smear game very quickly. Clearly, the force is strong with him.