John Scopes' Lead Defense Counsel Asks Court to Stop State Enforcing Anti-Evolution Law

John Scopes' Lead Defense Counsel Asks Court to Stop State Enforcing Anti-Evolution Law

Dr. John Randolph Neal and John Scopes

Dr. John Randolph Neal, chief counsel for the defense of John Scopes, files a petition with the Clerk of the Southern Division of the Eastern District of the Tennessee Supreme Court trying to prevent the state from enforcing the state's anti-evolution Butler Act.

The petition is in the name of John Scopes and argues that if the law is enforced, he won't be able to effectively work as a teacher.

The petition will be denied and the trial against John Scopes for violating the Butler Act by teaching evolution will go forward.

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