Civ. A. No. 78-0641.

462 F.Supp. 725 (1978)

Dale CROWLEY, Jr., et al., Plaintiffs, v. SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION et al., Defendants.

United States District Court, District of Columbia.

December 11, 1978.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

George R. Douglas, Jr., Washington, D. C., for plaintiffs.

William H. Briggs, Asst. U. S. Atty., Washington, D. C., for defendants.



The plaintiffs, an individual and two religious groups, raise a First Amendment challenge to both existing and proposed exhibitions on the subject of evolution at the National Museum of Natural History (Museum) of the Smithsonian Institution. In essence, they allege that the Museum presents evolution as the only credible theory of the origin of life, thereby establishing "a religion of secular humanism" and...

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