The open warfare over slavery in Kansas, which prompted the term "bloody Kansas," was a factor together with the Dred Scott decision
in precipitating the Civil War.
Presented with a divided nation, the Harper's Weekly staff faced a contentious and consequential question: How could it cover the Dred Scott decision
for its entire readership?
law but assured of no rights"--a position later affirmed in the Dred Scott decision
Sandford (2), known as the Dred Scott decision
, believed it had
A standout example of federal judges expressing a universal, individual right view of the Second Amendment can be seen in the majority opinion penned by Chief Justice Roger Taney in the infamous Dred Scott decision
Judge Carlos Lucero cited gay marriage's legal success and compared the state's argument that the ban should stand to the Supreme Court's infamous Dred Scott decision
that denied citizenship and constitutional protections to blacks before the Civil War.
The reason, we are told, was that "Cato was not about to seize any man's property." The similarity of this to the rationale of the Dred Scott decision
in the United States written in the 1850s by President Andrew Jackson's appointed Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney is striking.
Of course, Taney had explained why he believed that African-Americans needed no protection of habeas corpus or trial by jury three years earlier in the Dred Scott decision
. In that I 856 case, he ruled that even free black men can have no access to courts or trials in the United States.
Caption: Gun Control: In the Dred Scott decision
, the Supreme Court ruled that blacks do not have the right to bear arms.
It is reminiscent of the notorious Dred Scott decision
of the United States Supreme Court in 1857 which declared that negro slaves were not human beings and were the property of their owners.
Most will forever remember Chief Justice Taney for his racist pronouncements in the Dred Scott decision
. (17) McGinty shows that at the time he rendered his opinion, Taney was an old man whose adult daughters were entirely dependent upon him for support, (18) who was well-respected by his peers, (19) and who had previously argued against slavery as an attorney earlier in his career.
FOR MAINSTREAM SCHOLARS, JOURNALISTS, and intellectuals, the notorious Dred Scott decision
of 1857 wins the gold medal in the Worst Supreme Court Decision Olympics.