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Supreme Court Landmark Case: Dred Scott v. Sandford


AIR DATE: Monday, October 12, 2015
OVERVIEW:

Guests GWU Law Professor Christopher Bracey, and Michigan Law School Director Martha Jones discussed the 1857 Supreme Court case Dred Scott v. Sandford, in which the court sided 7-2 with slavery and declared that Dred Scott and other blacks could not be citizens of the U.S., and that Congress lacked the authority to prohibit slavery in the territories. 

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KEYWORDS: Supreme Court, Landmark Cases, Dred Scott, Slavery, U.S. Constitution, National Constitution Center, U.S. History