Chuck Colson dedicated a recent BreakPoint commentary to Discovery Institute’s report on Judge Jones’s ruling in the Kitzmiller v. Dover case, which found that Judge Jones copied more than 90% of his ruling on whether intelligent design is science from the ACLU. He writes,
Thus, as the Discovery Institute notes, the central part of the ruling reflects no original, deliberative activity or independent examination of the record on the judge’s part.
And that’s not all. The problem when you let somebody else write your decision is that they may make a mistake. And you, then, look silly.
This is the point of why Judge Jones’ copying of the ACLU brief undermines the credibility of his decision in Dover. Colson’s response is clear:
Cutting and pasting from one side’s brief does not say much for impartiality–something for you to point out next time someone throws the Dover decision in your face.