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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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An Entertaining Way to Celebrate Black History Month

The movie Selma is a riveting historical drama that traces the events leading up to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Act struck down voting restrictions in federal, state and local elections. The film deserves the critical acclaim … Continue reading

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Teaching Evolution Was Once a Criminal Act

In bygone days, an Arkansas law prohibited public school teachers from explaining the theory of human evolution.  If a teacher were found guilty of violating the anti-evolution law, then he or she was subject to termination and a fine no … Continue reading

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