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on Jan 30, 2011
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Darrow famously calls Bryan to the stand as a biblical expert. Drilling Bryan, Darrow exposes contradictions in Bryan's interpretation of the Bible. It is viewed as a blow against Fundamentalists.
At the prosecution's request, Judge Raulston declares the defense's expert witnesses, an array of scientists, are irrelevant to the case.
Judge Raulston dismisses Darrow's call for the Repeal of the Butler Act. Scopes pleads not guilty, and witnesses for both the prosecution and defense testify.
Darrow delivers a passionate speech about the unconstitutionality of the Butler Act, calling for its repeal as it violates freedom of religion.
The State of Tennessee v. John T. Scopes comes before Judge Raulston. The jury is chosen.