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mar 6, 1857 - Scott v. Sanford

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Scott a slave moved with his owner to a free state. Eventually sues for his freedom citing the equal protection clause of the constitution. Supreme ruled against Scott claiming he was not a citizen and therefore had no right to appeal to the Supreme Court.

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mar 6, 1857
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~ 161 years ago

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