May 2013 archive

May 07

Dred Scott and Covington Drawbridge – Taney’s Crucible For Civil Liberty and Equality

Taney’s Defense of Robust Citizen Liberty and Equality in Dred Scott U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney ruled in the 1857 Dred Scott case that state “citizens” in the meaning of the U.S. Constitution are protected by the Bill of Rights against all state, territorial and federal laws except their home state laws. …

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