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  •  Your answers are in Texas v White, which is (2+ / 0-)
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    linked. For now that is the definitive interpretation of the Constitution.

    Further, affiant sayeth not.

    by Gary Norton on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 06:10:48 PM PST

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    •  No, my answers are in Dred Scott (wiki): (0+ / 0-)

      http://en.wikipedia.org/...

      It held that the federal government had no power to regulate slavery in the territories, and that people of African descent (both slave and free) were not protected by the Constitution and were not U.S. citizens. Since passage of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the decision has not been a precedent case, but retains historical significance as it is widely regarded as the worst decision ever made by the Supreme Court

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