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 , he ruled that Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. He graduated high school from Mercersburg Academy.
John E. Jones III is an activist federal judge notable for ruling that intelligent design is another name for creationism in the Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District case. Bush  after being recommended by ultra-conservative and pro-life firebrand US Senator Rick Santorum. Dover Area School District case, was brought by the parents of 11 students from the Dover school district to remove intelligent design from district classrooms.
Bush appointee, should not have ruled, as he did in Kitzmiller, that " the writings of leading [intelligent design] proponents reveal that the designer postulated by their argument is the God of Christianity. We now join the twelve federal district courts across the country which, when confronted with these inequities in their own states, have concluded that all couples deserve equal dignity in the realm of civil marriage. It was because he took a look at the facts, the Constitution, and precedent, and made a ruling that followed the law of the land.