ID the Future Intelligent Design, Evolution, and Science Podcast

Why the Report on Judicial Copying is Significant

Casey Luskin
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On this episode of ID The Future we speak with CSC attorney Casey Luskin about the recent report which showed that in last year’s Kitzmiller vs Dover School District intelligent design trial federal Judge John Jones copied the ACLU’s findings of fact nearly verbatim in the section of his ruling dealing with whether or not ID is science. That section was the core of his ruling, in which he said that ID is not science and so should not be allowed for discussion in Dover Area schools. Jones later went on a speaking tour touting his ruling and basking in the accolades of the likes of Time magazine who hailed him as one of the 100 most influential people because of his ruling. In fact, Discovery’s report shows that Jones copied a whopping 90.9% of the ACLU’s findings and pasted them virtually unchanged into his ruling. So, the question is did the judge do anything wrong?

Casey Luskin

Associate Director, Center for Science and Culture
Casey Luskin is a geologist and an attorney with graduate degrees in science and law, giving him expertise in both the scientific and legal dimensions of the debate over evolution. He earned his PhD in Geology from the University of Johannesburg, and BS and MS degrees in Earth Sciences from the University of California, San Diego, where he studied evolution extensively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. His law degree is from the University of San Diego, where he focused his studies on First Amendment law, education law, and environmental law.
Kitzmiller v. Dover