Dale CROWLEY, Jr., Individually & in his capacity as Executive Director of the National Foundation for Fairness in Education, et al., Appellants, v. SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION et al

Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Summary

Upheld earlier District Court decision that the Smithsonian did not violate the First Amendment by presenting an exhibition on evolution. The court maintained that the Smithsonian's action in presenting exhibits on evolution did not constitute an establishment of a religion, secular humanism or otherwise; and the Smithsonian's action fell with in the statutory language of the act creating the Smithsonian.

Author

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

Subject

  • Crowley, Dale, Jr
  • Tamm, Edward Allen
  • MacKinnon, George Edward
  • Oberdorfer, Louis F
  • National Foundation for Fairness in Education
  • United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Constitution 1st Amendment

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 636 F.2d 738 (1980)
  • Court case

Notes

See, Crowley v. Smithsonian Institution, 462 F.Supp. 725 (D.D.C. 1978); See, Tilton v. Richardson, 403 U.S. 672, 678, 91 S.Ct. 2091, 2095, 20 L.Ed.2d 790 (1971).

Contained within

636 Federal Reporter, 2d series. (Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

  • 1981
  • 10/30/1980

Topic

  • Judicial opinions
  • Actions and defenses
  • Law and biology
  • Exhibitions
  • Evolution
  • Science and law
  • Freedom of speech

Form/Genre

Court case

Physical description

Number of pages: 7; Page Numbers: 738-744

Full Record

View Full Record