The decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford of 1857 was a dismissal, on technical grounds, of the plaintiff's right to sue for his freedom. The Supreme Court found that African-American...
Landmark Court Cases:
Dred Scott v. Sandford
Held that blacks, whether free or slaves, cannot be U.S. citizens. Consequently, they cannot sue in federal courts.
Decisionedit]. Cover sheet summarizing the disposition of the case. The
Supreme Court ruling was handed down on March 6, 1857, ...
On this day in 1857, the United States Supreme Court issues a decision in the
Dred Scott case, affirming the right of slave owners to take their slaves into the ...
By Femi Lewis , About.com GuideMarch 8, 2012
Public Domain. On March 6, 1857, the United States Supreme Court upheld the rulings of lower courts in the case of Dred Scott
In its ruling the court stated that African-Americans--whether freed or enslaved--wer... More »
Dred Scott first went to trial to sue for his freedom in 1847. Ten years later, after a
decade of appeals and court reversals, his case was finally brought before the ...
The Supreme Court decision Dred Scott v. Sandford was issued on March 6,
1857. Delivered by Chief Justice Roger Taney, this opinion declared that slaves ...
The Dred Scott Decision. Dred Scott was the name of an African-American slave.
He was taken by his master, an officer in the U.S. Army, from the slave state of ...
From the 1780s, the question of whether slavery would be permitted in new
territories had threatened the Union. Over the decades, many compromises had ...
Feb 10, 2015 ... Legal case in which the U.S. Supreme Court on March 6, 1857, ruled (7–2) that a
slave (Dred Scott) who had resided in a free state and territory ...