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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Dred Scott v. Sandford

    Professors Christopher Bracey and Martha Jones talked about the background of the 1857 Supreme Court case Dred Scott v. Sandford, in which the court sided 7-2 with slavery and declared that Dred…

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    Dred Scott and the Politics of Slavery

    Earl Maltz talked about his book, Dred Scott and the Politics of Slavery, in which he examines the political atmosphere in the U.S. leading up to the Dred Scott v. Sandford Supreme Court case,…

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    President Abraham Lincoln and Chief Justice Roger Taney

    Rhodes College History Professor Tim Huebner lectured on the contentious relationship between President Abraham Lincoln and Chief Justice Roger B. Taney and their constitutional…

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    Supreme Court Mistakes: Dred Scott v. Sandford

    Professor Daniel Farber delivered his argument for the case of Dred Scott v. Sandford being the top entrant in the “Hall of Shame” for United States Supreme Court decisions. The decision in Dred Scott v.…

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    Political Climate During President James Buchanan Administration

    Edna Medford talked about the political climate of America during President Buchanan’s term, which ended immediately before the start of the Civil War but included the secession of South…

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    150th Anniversary of the Dred Scott Decision

    A discussion was held on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Dred Scott decision, where Dred Scott had sued for his freedom. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that blacks could never be…

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    Dred Scott Case with Paul Finkelman

    Professor Paul Finkelman lectured on the 1857 Dred Scott case, in which the U.S. Supreme Court decided that slaves were not protected by the Constitution and were not American citizens. This lecture was a…

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    Dred Scott Case with Justice Breyer

    Associate Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer talked about one of the most infamous Supreme Court verdicts in American history, the 1857 case of Dred Scott v. Sandford. The ruling that all blacks, both…

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    Reconsideration of Dred Scott v. Sandford

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer and nine U.S. appeals court judges presided over a moot court reconsideration of Dred Scott v. Sandford. After hearing from lawyers and academics from across the country representing…

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