The Taney Court (1836–64)


Which two justices dissented in the Scott case?

Justices John McLean and Benjamin Curtis were the Court’s only two dissenters. Both believed that the majority ignored the reality that African Americans were free men in many states of the Union and that Dred Scott was free after living in Illinois for years.


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