Supreme Court strikes law against evolution. In the wake of the Sputnik-era push for better science education, lawsuits begin challenging anti-evolutionist legislation in the South. In Little Rock, Ark., the state teachers' organization launches Epperson v. Arkansas. (A young biology teacher named Susan Epperson, like John Scopes decades earlier, has volunteered for the cause.) The case eventually reaches the Supreme Court, which rules the Arkansas law unconstitutional.