The World's Most Famous Court Trial: Tennessee Evolution Case : a Complete Stenographic Report of the Famous Court Test of the Tennessee Anti-Evolution Act, at Dayton, July 10 to 21, 1925, Including Speeches and Arguments of Attorneys
The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 1997 - 339 Seiten
Complete transcript of the controversial "Scopes Monkey Trial" which tested the law that made it illegal for public school teachers in Tennessee to teach Charles Darwin's theory of evolution The complete transcript of the 1925 case of the State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes, a 24-year old high school teacher accused of violating the Butler Act, which had passed in Tennessee on March 21, 1925, forbidding the teaching, in any state-funded educational establishment, of "any theory that denies the story of the divine creation of man as taught in the Bible, and to teach instead that man has descended from a lower order of animals." The law made it. Perhaps the first modern media event, the trial attracted enormous national and international attention to the small town of Dayton, Tennessee during the sweltering July of 1925. A star-studded cast of trial attorneys included the great orator and three time Democratic presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan and the brilliant trial lawyer and champion of the downtrodden, Clarence Darrow, among others. The climax of the trial came on the seventh day when the defense put the senior Bryan on the stand as an expert on the Bible and he was ruthlessly interrogated by Darrow. As a milestone in the American struggle between modernity and the forces of Protestant fundamentalism, and a vivid manifestation of the clash between two valid principles-academic freedom and democratic control of the public schools-the Scopes case has tremendous historical significance. Scopes was found guilty, and paid a fine of $100. and costs. At the sentencing, he told the Judge, "I feel that I have been convicted of violating an unjust statute. I will continue in the future, as I have in the past, to oppose this law in any way I can. Any other action would be in violation of my ideal of academic freedom-that is, to teach the truth as guaranteed in our Constitution, of personal and religious freedom. I think the fine is unjust." William Jennings Bryan died a few days after the trial ended. Clarence Darrow moved on to other cases, most notably the Sweet case in Detroit in 1926 and his last trial, the Massie trial in Honolulu in 1931. Illustrated with photographs from the trial. This edition also includes statements by scientists entered at the defense's request, and the text of a lengthy concluding speech that Bryan prepared but never delivered. Clarence Darrow [1857-1938] was a well-known trial lawyer renowned for his progressive sympathies and successful work for labor and the poor. He achieved fame for his defense of Leopold and Loeb in 1924, the Massie trial in 1931 and this, his most famous, defense of John Scopes in 1925-the only time Darrow ever volunteered his services in a case, a case in which he saw education "in danger from the source that always hampered it-religious fanaticism."
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Neal, a part of his talk and a part of the other side. Q — You just heard the
lawyers talk? A — Yes, sir. Q — You would not pay much attention to that anyway
? A — I could not hear them, I was not close enough. I would pay attention to
what I ...
Q — You have heard a good many people talk about it? A — Yes, sir. Q — Heard
Mr. Bryan talk about it? A — Yes, sir; not on just that subject. I have heard him
talking on evolution at the banquet; that is the only time I heard him. Q — Did you
Q — Did you ever hear many people talk about this case? A — Yes, I have heard
a heap of talk about it in the past three or four months. Q — Have you paid much
attention to it? A— Yes, I guess I have. Q — You have heard talk on both sides, ...
Q — Been going anywhere else? A — Yes, sir. Q — Whereabouts? A — Spring
City. Q— Baptist? A — Yes, and others. Q— How is that? A — Yes, and other
churches there. Q — Did you ever hear any of the preachers talk evolution? A —
No, I ...
The Court — Talk louder, please. A — Not every Sunday. Q — Do you read much
? A — Yes, sir, a right smart. Q — What do you read, books? A — Well, mostly, no
I read the Bible some. I read newspapers. The Court — Louder. They complain ...
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A complete transcript of the famous Dayton face-off between Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan. This was interesting reading, though at times a bit of a slog with all the legaleses, but that ... Vollständige Rezension lesen