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On This Date in Legal History

On September 30, 1857, Associate Justice Benjamin Robbins Curtis resigned from the United States Supreme Court. He’s probably best known for his dissenting opinion in the infamous Dred Scott v. Sandford decision. In Dred Scott the Court held that African-American slaves (and their descendants) were … Continue reading

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Justice Benjamin Robbins Curtis

On this day in 1857 Associate Justice Benjamin Robbins Curtis resigned from the United States Supreme Court.  Six years earlier he was nominated to the court by President Fillmore.  He’s probably best known for his dissenting opinion in the disappointing Dred … Continue reading

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