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On This Date in Legal History

On March 6, 1857, Chief Justice Taney announced the United States Supreme Court’s infamous decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford. The Court held that African-American slaves (and their descendants) were not citizens; consequently, they had no standing to sue (for their … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On February 11, 1856, the case of Dred Scott v. Sandford was argued before the Supreme Court; and on Mar 6, 1857, the Court held that African-American slaves (and their descendants) were not citizens. Consequently, they had no standing to sue … Continue reading

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