Essay heading: A Comparative Analysis of Roger B. Taney and Wiiliam Rehnquist

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February 24, 2003

 

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These similar views provide insight into how the nation was shaped. Roger B. Taney made significant contributions to American constitutional law, but the case most closely associated with him inflicted enormous injury to the court as an institution was the Dred Scott v. Sanford case of 1857. Taney held that "Slaves (and even the free descendants of slaves) were not citizens and could not sue in court, ant that Congress could not forbid slavery in the territories of the United States"...
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Sanford case of 1857. Taney held that "Slaves (and even the free descendants of slaves) were not citizens and could not sue in court, ant that Congress could not forbid slavery in the territories of the United States". While Taney is noted for his issues on slavery, Rehnquist is noted for those dealing with abortion and state's rights...
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