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Until he was assigned Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones 3d was probably best known, if at all, for some controversial decisions while presiding over Pennsylvania's state-run liquor system.
As chairman of the Liquor Control Board for seven years, Jones spearheaded then-Gov. Tom Ridge's failed campaign to privatize the state stores and banned the sale of Bad Frog Beer because he thought that the label broke the boundaries of good taste. The offending label featured a frog flipping the bird... Download file "Bad Frog Beer to 'intelligent design'"