Re: Judge Jones discusses his opinion in Kitzmiller v. Dover

From: Pim van Meurs <>
Date: Tue Feb 28 2006 - 00:33:10 EST

This is so weird. Testimony is presented, arguments are made and the judge has no 'oblivation' to listen to anyone? Come on David. Both sides raised the scientific status of ID as an essential question to be addressed. The judge would have been negligent not to address the arguments presented. Especially since the scientific status of ID was argued to be a valid secular purpose.

I am with Don Nield here.

David Opderbeck <> wrote: Further, once the expert witnesses
on both sides started talking about Intelligent Design, Judge Jones was
obliged to listen to what they had to say. And having listened at length
he was left with no sensible option other than to rule on the status of ID.
 Sigh. No, he wasn't "obliged" to listen to anyone about anything. He's the Judge, he controlls the courtroom. Further, he wasn't obliged to rule one way or the other once the evidence was introduced. That's just not how courts work.
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