Three Items from Scopes v. State, The Appeal that Followed the "Monkey" Trial [Trial]. Scopes, John T. [1900-1970], Plaintiff in Error. In the Supreme Court of Tennessee at Nashville by Transfer from Knoxville Docket September Term, 1925. Statement of Facts Assignment of Errors, Brief and Argument in Behalf of John Thomas Scopes, Plaintiff-in-Error. John Randolph Neal, Clarence Darrow, Dudley Field Malone, Frank Spurlock, Frank McElwee, Robert S. Keebler, Samuel J. Rosensohn, Walter H. Pollak, Arthur Garfield Hays, Attorneys. [Nashville]: Richard Weiner, Law Printer, 1925. [iv], 141 pp. Quarto (10" x 7-1/2"). [Bound with] [Scopes, John T.]. In the Supreme Court of Tennessee. John Thomas Scopes, Plaintiff-in Error, vs. State of Tennessee, Defendant-in-Error. Opinion of Court. [Bowling Green, KY: The Court Press, (1927)]. 23 pp. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-3/4"). [And] [Scopes, John T.]. In the Supreme Court of Tennessee. John Thomas Scopes, Plaintiff-in Error, vs. State of Tennessee, Defendant-in-Error. Argument of Arthur Garfield Hays. May 31, 1926. N.p.: S.n., 1926. 21 pp. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-3/4"). Softbound pamphlets in stiff wrappers bound in one. Tan library cloth, red and black lettering pieces to spine. Light soiling, corners bumped. Light soiling to pamphlet wrappers, toning to interior, title page and following two leaves of first title detached with some chipping to edges, library stamps and markings to versos of title pages. $1,000. * These items relate to the appeal that followed the famous Scopes "Monkey Trial," which ended on July 21, 1925 with a guilty verdict and a $100.00 fine. Scopes was found to have violated the Butler Act, a statute forbidding the teaching of evolution in Tennessee's public schools. Scopes's case was appealed to the Tennessee Supreme Court. In a 3-1 decision, the Butler Act was held to be constitutional, but overturned Scopes's conviction on a technicality. In a violation of correct procedure the judge set the fine instead of the jury. Scopes went on to earn a graduate degree in geology and worked as a geologist for Gulf Oil and the United Gas Corporation. OCLC locates 14 copies of the Statement of Facts, 7 in law libraries (Harvard, Jenkins, Social Law, University of Michigan, UT-Austin, Vanderbilt, Yale). The Opinion of Court and Argument of Arthur.
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