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John E. Jones III

Born: Jun 13, 1955

Birthplace: Pottsville

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

John E. Jones III

Date of Birth : Jun 13, 1955
Birth Place : Pottsville

John Edward Jones III is an American lawyer and jurist from the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. A Republican, Jones was appointed by President George W. Bush as federal judge on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in February 2002 and was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate on July 30, 2002. He is best known for his presiding role in the landmark Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District case, in which the teaching of "intelligent design" in public school science classes was ruled to be unconstitutional. In 2014 he ruled that Pennsylvania's 1996 ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.


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