Judge explains 'intelligent design' ruling

Recently Judge Jones from Kitzmiller fame made the following remarks

Jones said that after he handed down the ruling, he was the target of severe criticism from various right-wing TV hosts and commentators, including Bill O’Reilly and Ann Coulter.

“Ann Coulter said that I was a ‘hack,’ and the worst judicial selection Bush made since he nominated Harriet Miers to the U.S. Supreme Court.”

Jones said, “It is alarming to me that the public is being fed this kind of misinformation about the role of the judiciary. Judges should not rule on the basis of who their political benefactors were or are, but on the basis of the law.” He added that the increased vitriolic attacks on judges for their rulings, such as when former Rep. Tom DeLay of Texas threatened to “hold federal judges accountable for their rulings” could have a chilling effect.

Source: Judge explains ‘intelligent design’ ruling BY ROBERT A. COHN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF EMERITUS, St Louis Jewish Light