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Dred Scott v. Sandford


Paul Finkelman


Albany Law School - Government Law Center

2006

THE PUBLIC DEBATE OVER CONTROVERSIAL SUPREME COURT DECISIONS, Melvin I. Urofsky, ed., pp. 24-33, CQ Press, 2006

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In this article, Professor Finkelman takes the reader through the infamous Dred Scott decision from beginning to end; he clarifies some of the often misconstrued background history and discusses some of the lasting effects of the Supreme Court decision. In challenging his owner in Federal court, Dred Scott brought the legal rights of slaves into question. While the Court decided against Scott, it became an influential stop on the road to war, and ultimately the 14th Amendment.

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Keywords: Dred Scott, 14th Amendment

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Date posted: November 17, 2009  

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Finkelman, Paul, Dred Scott v. Sandford (2006). THE PUBLIC DEBATE OVER CONTROVERSIAL SUPREME COURT DECISIONS, Melvin I. Urofsky, ed., pp. 24-33, CQ Press, 2006. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1507086

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Paul Finkelman (Contact Author)
Albany Law School - Government Law Center ( email )
80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
United States

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