Can you explain to me what "sustained on" means in the following sentence please and I'd like to ask if the sentence " Out of this legislation arose a test case brought by the ACLU" is grammatically correct?
For me it would have sounded better if it was written as : "Out of this legislation, a test case (was) arose by ACLU"
And I am confused if ACLU was plaintiff or not but the following sentence says "mainstream Christian and Jewish denominations" were plaintiffs.
It supposed to be ACLU who first opened the case legally in order to strike down or revoke the law requiring equal treatment of 'creation science'.
In 1981, Alabama passed a law requiring equal treatment of 'creation science' and evolution science. Out of this legislation arose a test case brought by the ACLU. Joining it as plaintiffs were several mainstream Christian and Jewish denominations.
The 'creation science' law was struck down and the plaintiffs were sustained on all counts. Most notable was the judge's ruling that 'creation science' was nothing more nor less than a particular religious doctrine. 'Creationists' lost their case against mainstream religion!