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 ...
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."
ISBN-13: 9781616190569; ISBN-10: 1616190566. ISBN-13: 9781616190569; ISBN-10: 1616190566. nding. First edition. "Almost all of the earliest Mexican imprints on mercantile legal literature are either reproductions of Spanish works which were consulted during the colonial period of history or adaptations of Spanish works to local law. An example of these is the Curia Filipica Mexicana. This is a modernized version...of the 17th-century classic by Juan de Hevia Bolanos" (Clagett and Valderrama). A second edition was published in 1858. Both are scarce. This work is attributed to Galvan Rivera in some sources, but he was actually the publisher. The actual author was Rodriguez de San Miguel. OCLC locates 11 copies of the 1850 edition in North American law schools. Clagett and Valderrama, A Revised Legal Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Mexico 136. ~Rare Early Penal Codes for Bolivia and Peru [Santa Cruz y Calaumana, Andres (1792-1865)]. Codigo Penal Santa-Cruz. Ayacucho: Imprenta del Colejio de Educandas, 1831. vi, 6, 134  pp. [Bound with] [Santa Cruz y Calaumana, Andres]. Codigo Penal Santa-Cruz para el Regimen de la Republica Boliviana. Cochabamba: Imprenta de la Restauracion, 1873. v, 164, 30, vi pp. Octavo (8" x 5-1/2"). Later buckram, red and black lettering pieces to spine. Some soiling and shelfwear, chipping to edges of lettering pieces. Moderate toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Location label to spine, small inkstamps and annotations in pencil to title pages. Solid copies of two rare imprints. $1, 500. * First editions. Santa Cruz was the President of Peru in 1827, then divided into the states of North and South-Peru, President of Bolivia from 1829 to 1839 and the Supreme Protector of the short-lived Peru-Bolivian Confederation (1836-1839), which he established. He was such a Francophile that he was known as "El Afrancesado." While president of Bolivia he reformed the legal system along French lines and introduced a series of codes based on the Code Napoleon. These codes, including the 1831 Bolivian criminal code, are among the earliest codes produced in post-colonial Latin America. The 1875 code is a reprinting of.
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