Appellate Court Decisions

Supreme Court of Tennessee (1927):

John Thomas Scopes v. The State, 154 Tenn. (1 Smith) 105, 289 S.W. 363

Reversed the judgment on technical grounds.

Supreme Court of the United States (1968):

Epperson v. Arkansas, 393 U.S. 97, 89 S.Ct. 266, 21 L.Ed.2d 228

Held unconstitutional statutes prohibiting the teaching of evolution as violative of the First Amendment.

Essay:  Justice Fortas and the Overturning of the Anti-Evolution Law

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