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Saturday, March 06, 2010

Dred Scott was decided
JURIST Staff at 12:01 AM ET

On March 6, 1857, the US Supreme Court announced its landmark decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford, holding that blacks, slaves as well as free, were not and could never become citizens of the US, and that the 1820 Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional.

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