Friday, August 12, 2005


An Outrage

An article by Scott Rothschild in the Lawrence Journal World digs deeper into the case of retired attorney John Calvert who represented intelligent design forces in hearings before the Kansas school board science sub-committee last May:

Attorney Pedro Irigonegaray, who represented mainstream, pro-evolution scientists during hearings in May on science standards, accused attorney John Calvert, who represented the anti-evolution scientists, of misstating his official job position.

Irigonegaray said of Calvert, “He has never been licensed to practice law in the state of Kansas and all the time in those hearings he was acting as a Kansas lawyer.

“It’s an outrage. It is both illegal and unethical to do so. There are criminal statutes that sanction against false impersonation and that includes acting as though one was something that one isn’t.”

Calvert on Wednesday conceded he is not licensed to practice law in Kansas. He said he is licensed in Missouri.


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