Edwards v. Aguillard
Significance, Creationism Act
Edwin W. Edwards, Governor of Louisiana
The Creationism Act was legal.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Wendell R. Bird, Special Assistant Attorney General of Georgia
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr. (writing for the Court), Thurgood Marshall, Sandra Day O'Connor, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., John Paul Stevens, Byron R. White
William H. Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia
Date of Decision
19 June 1987
The Creationism Act violated the Establishment Clause and was therefore unconstitutional.
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