Jaffa, Harry V.
January 2008
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy;Winter2008, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p197
Academic Journal
The article presents the legal arguments between then U.S. congressman Abraham Lincoln and slavery advocates Stephen A. Douglas and Supreme Court Judge Roger Taney over the Dred Scott case. In this suit, the Taney court upheld the right of states to allow slavery. Democratic Senator Douglas affirmed the right of citizens to legalize slavery in state levels by electing pro-slavery legislators, thereby nulling whatever the Court's position on slavery issues.


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