The Accidental Advocate: Judge John E. Jones III

Law360, New York (April 22, 2014, 7:02 PM EDT) -- Judge John E. Jones III knew his 2005 decision striking down a local school district’s intelligent-design curriculum would be big news, but he assumed the coverage would last, at most, two or three days.

The case, Kitzmiller v. Dover, was closely watched as the first court battle over intelligent design in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 1987 prohibition on teaching creationism in schools, and looking back on the tumult that followed, Judge Jones can’t help but laugh at just how wrong that assumption was....
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