“Those who disagree with our holding will likely mark it as the product of an activist judge. If so, they will have erred as this is manifestly not an activist Court. Rather, this case came to us as the result of the activism of an ill-informed faction on a school board, aided by a national public interest law firm eager to find a constitutional test case on ID…"
I think that about sums it up. I like the strong wording Judge Jones used, too. Ill-informed, which is a perfect description of the ID faction, and this passage:
“The breathtaking inanity of the Board’s decision is evident when considered against the factual backdrop which has now been fully revealed through this trial.”
The “Board” of course is the Dover School Board and their “decision” was to mandate the teaching of Intelligent Design in science class. The inanity, it’s breathtaking! And not only inane, but dishonest, as Jones continues:
“The citizens of the Dover area were poorly served by the members of the Board who voted for the ID Policy. It is ironic that several of these individuals, who so staunchly and proudly touted their religious convictions in public, would time and again lie to cover their tracks and disguise the real purpose behind the ID Policy.”
Those little liars. Everyone knew that ID was creationism rebranded.
Okay, well at least I did. Judge Jones wasn’t fooled for a minute either. He called ID like it is. A sham.