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Slaves are property, not persons: Dred Scott, Plaintiff In Error, v. John F. A. Sandford

On March 6, 1857, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney read the majority opinion of the Court, which stated that enslaved people were not citizens of the United States and, therefore, could not expect any protection from the federal government or the courts. The opinion also stated that Congress had no authority to ban slavery from a federal territory. This decision moved the nation a step closer to the Civil War.

The decision of Scott v. Sandford, considered by many legal scholars to be the worst ever rendered by the Supreme Court, was overturned by the 13th and 14th amendments to the Constitution, which abolished slavery and declared all persons born in the United States to be citizens of the United States.

The right of a woman to make autonomous decisions about her own body and reproductive functions is at the very core of her fundamental right of liberty under the Constitution. Women's rights of Roe vs Wade should have been embellished in a constitutional amendment.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Fri Oct 21st, 2022 at 12:42:57 PM EST
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They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South

ICYM either of the US Constitutional conventions' debates on taxable personalty, contemporaneous "slave" biographical literature, the lurid, rhetorical convegence of suffrage and emancipation in the Reconstruction era, and the 20th century US "feminist" defense of capitalist hierarchy.

by Cat on Fri Oct 21st, 2022 at 03:44:14 PM EST
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Biden says 'yes, there should be' abortion restrictions after pledge to codify Roe
amid comical innerboob chatter recalling campaign "priorities" delayed by several of his predecessors

archived public property

by Cat on Fri Oct 21st, 2022 at 03:51:45 PM EST
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