The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Dred Scott Continues to Cause Difficulties for the United States

The reason we're having to put up with all this business about anchor babies and birthright citizenship is because of the Supreme Court's Dred Scott vs. Sandford Decision of 1857. It's a classic case study in the Law of Unintended Consequences.


And the Civil War of course.

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"Perhaps, if the 14th Amendment had been better crafted, we might not he having to endure its abuses today": it has not been abused, as "crafted". It may be rotten law but it is the law. Maybe Trump should revert to being a Democrat and then he can just make up law to suit himself, can't he? That's the zeroth amendment, isn't it?

Posted by: dearieme | Nov 8, 2018 2:16:52 PM