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by George Mosley THE WAY the US Supreme Court works, with its byzantine precedents, with its chop logic, with its tiers of courts, with its usually tortured “reasoning,” it resembles nothing so much as rabbis arguing about, and within, the Talmud. This is no coincidence. If they were honest…
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by Andrew Hamilton
A GOOD PICTURE of the legal mechanics of American Territorial expansion in the period from the founding of the Republic to the Civil War emerges in the historic Supreme Court slavery decision Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393-633 (1857) (“Dred Scott”). By a vote of 7-2 the Court ruled…
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