Wednesday, December 21, 2005
From the York Daily Record, via Atrios: Investigate perjury in Dover ID case
They lied. William Buckingham and Alan Bonsell wanted to bring God into high school biology class, and in the process, they lied. They lied about their motives. They lied about their actions. They lied about what they did or didn't say at public meetings. They even lied when they claimed newspaper reporters lied in stories about Dover school board meetings. In his ruling on the Dover case, U.S. Judge John E. Jones III said it was "ironic" that individuals who "proudly touted their religious convictions in public" would "lie" under oath. Yes, ironic - at the very least. But also sinful according to the 9th Commandment. And perhaps also criminal. We can only hope that the appropriate authorities are investigating possible perjury charges in this case.And while they're at it, maybe they can find a way to make the Discovery Institute reimburse the school district for the legal fees they had to pay for this nonsense.
I think it would be difficult to bring a civil suit against the Discovery Institute. Voters are responsible for the kooks they elect.
I would think an investigation of these clowns (the Thomas More group) would be in order as well, since there exists a possibility that they allowed their clients to commit perjury on the stand.
I hope this isn't over...this crap needs to be stamped out and all their queasy tactics need to be exposed for everyone to see.
If the plaintiffs lied-- and the judge said they did-- then a question arises as to whether their lawyers were aware that their clients were lying.
If so, there's certainly grounds for disbarment. And I would think any citizen of Pennsylvania could ask for an investigation based on the comments of the judge. As we learned from the Paula Jones case, the legal profession takes very seriously lawyers who bring the profession into discredit, regardless of what they have actually done.
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