Scott v. Sandford
Significance, Scott Sues For Freedom, Scott Tries Federal Courts, Victory For Slavery, Defeat For Scott
John F. A. Sanford
That Scott, who was a slave, had become a free man when his owner had taken him to a state designated as "free" under the 1820 Missouri Compromise.
Chief Lawyers for Plaintiff
Samuel M. Bay, Montgomery Blair, George Ticknor Curtis, Alexander P. Field, Roswell M. Field, David N. Hall
Chief Defense Lawyers
Hugh A. Garland, H. S. Geyer, George W. Goode, Reverdy Johnson, Lyman D. Norris
Justices for the Court
John Archibald Campbell, John Catron, Peter Vivian Daniel, Robert Cooper Grier, Samuel Nelson, Roger Brooke Taney (writing for the Court), James Moore Wayne
Benjamin Curtis, John McLean
Date of Decision
6 March 1857
That Dred Scott was still a slave, regardless of where his owner took him.
- Stader v. Graham, 10 How. 82 (1851).
- Ableman v. Booth, 21 How. 506 (1859).
- Commonwealth v. Aves, 18 Pickering 193 (1936).
Biskupic, Joan and Witt, Elder. Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court, third edition Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, 1997.
Hurwitz, Howard L. An Encyclopedic Dictionary of American History New York: Washington Square Press, 1974.
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