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Dred Scott vs. Sandford (1857)INTRODUCTION TO THE COURT OPINION ONTHE DRED SCOTT CASEDred Scott's case holds a unique place in American constitutional history as an example of the Supreme Court trying to impose a judicial solution on a political problem. It called down enormous criticism on the Court and on Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney; a later chief justice, Charles Evans Hughes, described it as a great "self-inflicted wound."Scott, born a slave, had been taken by his mast
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