Posts tagged ‘Dred Scott Decision’

As we await Trump’s naming of Justice Kennedy’s replacement,  – to be followed by the inevitable death of Justice Ginsburg,…the followers of Justice Roger Taney keep muttering “Settled Law,…settled law!” The 1857 Dred Scott Decision (7 to 2) remained ‘settled law’ until both sides had lost a total of 620,000 killed and an equal number […]

March 6th 1857 – Chief Justice Roger Taney writes in Scott v. Sandford that “Persons of African descent cannot be, nor were ever intended to be, citizens under the U.S. Const. Plaintiff is without standing to file a suit.”  There was more – but the essence was to return a freed slave to his southern […]