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On This Date in Legal History

On July 21, 1925, John T. Scopes was found guilty of violating the Butler Act by teaching evolution. He was fined $100. Learn more about this interesting case at http://goo.gl/9EKcRe.

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On This Date in Legal History

On July 10, 1925, criminal proceedings began in the case of the State of Tennessee vs John Thomas Scopes. John Scopes was indicted for teaching the prohibited subject of evolution at a Dayton, Tennessee, public school. A jury found him guilty … Continue reading

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The Scopes Trial

The criminal trial against John Scopes began on this date in 1925.  Scopes, a science instructor, was indicted for teaching the prohibited subject of evolution in a Dayton, Tennessee public school.  A jury found him guilty of violating Tennessee’s “Butler … Continue reading

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