Judge John E. Jones III Honored by His School

IN the Sentinel, a daily newspaper in Carlisle, Pennsylvania,which is the home of Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law, we read Law school names new board members. Here are some excerpts, with bold added by us:

Penn State University Dickinson School of Law appointed U.S. District Court Judge John E. Jones III and James L. Patton Jr., chairman of Delaware law firm Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, to its board of counselors on Jan. 23.

A 1980 graduate of The Dickinson School of Law, Jones was appointed to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in 2002 by then President George W. Bush, a news release from the Carlisle-based law school says.

And as you all know:

Jones was named by Time magazine as one of the world’s most influential people in 2006 for his landmark decision in the 2005 Kitzmiller v. Dover School District case, when he ruled that it was unconstitutional to teach intelligent design within a public school science curriculum.

If you’re new to this, here’s some information about that important case: Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District.

We are delighted that Judge Jones has received this honor. It’s well deserved. As a bonus, this will infuriate the neo-theocrats at the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture (a/k/a the Discoveroids).

Copyright © 2010. The Sensuous Curmudgeon. All rights reserved.

add to del.icio.usAdd to Blinkslistadd to furlDigg itadd to ma.gnoliaStumble It!add to simpyseed the vineTailRankpost to facebook

. AddThis Social Bookmark Button . Permalink for this article

2 responses to “Judge John E. Jones III Honored by His School

  1. Color me “schadenfreud”, but I’m 100% behind anything that will cause Casey Luskin and Co. to clutch their pearls and faint.

  2. And don’t forget: he’s a Republican, and represents true conservatism, not theocracy or reactionary populism. How I wish we had him in the Senate!