Re: Judge Jones sided with the Discovery Institute and ruled against the Dove...

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Date: Wed Dec 28 2005 - 21:49:40 EST

David Opderbeck wrote:

> Only in relatively unusual cases in which the court wants to establish
> precedent or weigh in on an important legal or policy question does the court
> craft a lengthy opinion. Usually you get a memorandum order or a less polished
> opinion. Have you handled cases before the courts in the Third Circuit?
> Where are you getting your infomation about the common practice of those courts?

Fine that the "modus operandi" is this way, but why should it be called "bad"
that a polished opinion was produced? Judge Jones was surely aware that
his decision would be challenged if any "t" was not crossed or any "i" not
dotted. It seems bizarre and peculiar that anyone should complain about
someone doing a thorough job in a respectable profession.

Moreover, the issues was whether ID is science. That has to be a matter
that is settled from the very beginning. Suggesting that we scientists all
behave and think as one unified political cell is being about as equitable as
those who suggest that _all_ lawyers as dishonest, corrupt, or easily
corruptible with worldly rewards. Whereas I expect some people
really fit these respective molds, it is unfair to the rest who are honest in
both camps and increases the level of distrust.

by Grace alone we proceed,
Received on Wed Dec 28 21:51:02 2005

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