had a powerful legal argument on his side: When a master takes a slave to live on free soil, the master has emancipated that slave.
They also said nothing about Dred Scott
, which was still technically
Taney held in Dred Scott
of all black men, "He was bought and sold, and treated as an ordinary article of merchandise and traffic whenever a profit could be made by it.
This is the greatest destruction of individual liberty since Dred Scott
at 292 (The Senate in earlier years had voted to erect busts of all the previous Chief Justices without incident but many in the Senators in 1865 were still outraged by Taney's opinion in Dred Scott
New York may he controversial, but it was not remotely like Dred Scott
This meant that the legal status of many Native Americans, notably those no longer associated with a tribe, remained undefined until the Supreme Court addressed the issue in its Dred Scott
Wong connects Keckley to Dred Scott
and his wife Harriet Robinson Scott and places them among a number of those who secured legal freedom through manumission and obtained licenses to live as free blacks in Missouri.
In the infamous Dred Scott
decision, Justice Taney, writing for the Court majority, declared that Scott, who was trying to sue for his freedom, did not have standing to file the suit because he was not a U.
There exists a hitherto unnoticed early disquisition on substantive due process, setting out in 1840 a theory of substantive due process far more powerful than the bare-bones concept Chief Justice Taney would deploy seventeen years later in Dred Scott
One need only think of the Dred Scott
case, where an activist judge intervened to overturn what he thought was the great legislative injustice of denying a slaveowner the right to his property.
Illustrations on the jelly moulds are inspired by influential Black figures such as Martin Luther King, William Still, Dred Scott
, Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglass.