The State of Tennessee, represented by prosecutor William Jennings Bryan, won its 1925 case against John Thomas Scopes in the Scopes trial.
John Thomas Scopes was a high-school biology teacher charged with illegally teaching the theory of evolution.
Despite the efforts of defense attorney Clarence Darrow, Scopes was convicted and fined $100.
However, an appeals court voided the fine on a technicality: a jury was required for fines over $50.
The Tennessee law prohibiting the teaching of evolution stayed on the books until 1967.