Epperson v. Arkansas
Significance, Further Readings
State of Arkansas
Arkansas law stating one can not teach evolution is unconstitutional.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Eugene R. Warren
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Don Langston, Assistant Attorney General of Arkansas
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, William J. Brennan, Jr., William O. Douglas, Abe Fortas (writing for the Court), John Marshall Harlan II, Thurgood Marshall, Potter Stewart, Earl Warren
Date of Decision
12 November 1968
The law against the teaching of evolution is unconstitutional.
- Watson v. Jones, 13 Wall. 679 (1872).
- Everson v. Board of Education, 330 U.S. 1 (1947).
- Engel v. Vitale, 370 U.S. 421 (1962).
- Abington School District v. Schempp, 374 U.S. 203 (1963).
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