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New Judge Jones Interview

There is a new interview with Judge Jones in the July/August edition of the Pennsylvania Lawyer. The article is not available online, but I wanted to share some of the more interesting bits. As he did at the close of the trial and many times since, he offered a great deal of praise to the…

More DaveScot Stupidity

I know, that’s hardly worth noting. But it’s just amazing to watch someone be so completely disingenuous in making an argument. He can’t be dense enough not to realize how weak the arguments are. In a new comment on the thread over at Larry’s blog where he endorsed the bullying and intimidation of the children…

This comment is rather blunt even for someone of DaveScot’s loutishness. Speaking of the Dover plaintiffs, he endorses bullying their children and committing vandalism to drive them out of town: I hope someone keeps track of the 11 parents and their children. Everyone in Dover knows damn well that no children were forced to listen…

Fisking Phyllis Schlaffly

One of the most fascinating aspects of the last couple weeks since the Dover ruling came down is surveying just how low some of the IDers are willing to go to attack Judge Jones. It’s all the more interesting because when he was assigned the case they were quite happy about the selection. After all,…

Article on Dover Attorneys

Law.com has an interesting article about Eric Rothschild and Steve Harvey, the two Pepper Hamilton attorneys who led the legal team for the plaintiffs in the Dover trial. One statement really stuck out to me: Rothschild said what he was proudest of throughout this whole trial was his cross-examination of defense expert Michael Behe, a…

Limbaugh on the Dover Ruling

This is certainly interesting. Rush Limbaugh weighed in on the Dover ruling. No one will be surprised that he thought it was a bad ruling, but he said something very interesting in his discussion of it. The Worldnutdaily reports: Limbaugh continued, “On the other hand, I do think this: I think that the people –…

American Family Association Weighs In

The American Family Association has issued an amusing press release on the Dover ruling. It says: “According the logic of the court, any hint of the existence of God, whether derived by scientific means or otherwise, renders it off limits to public schools,” said Stephen Crampton, Chief Counsel for the AFA Center for Law &…

Judge Jones’ Reward

I mentioned the other day that I thought Judge Jones was being particularly courageous to issue this ruling because it essentially means the end of any hope for an appeals court nomination. A close White House ally has now confirmed that: “This decision is a poster child for a half-century secularist reign of terror that’s…

Santorum’s Amusing Flipflops

This is very funny. Rick Santorum is now leaving the Thomas More Law Center board in the aftermath of the Dover ruling. And despite having written an op-ed piece praising the Dover school board last year, he now says he never supported their policy. Hilarious. NIck Matzke has the full story here.

Matzke on ID Reaction to Dover

Nick Matzke has a really well written post at PT about the reactions of ID advocates to the judge’s ruling. It’s good enough that I would say if you only read one article on the Dover outcome from our side, this is the one you should read. The conclusion is absolutely perfect: In fact, if…