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Newspaper Title

Illinios State Journal

Publication Date

3-16-1857

Publication Place

Springfield,Illinois

Event Topic

Dred Scott

Political Party

Republican

Region

free state

Quote

We give this morning an abstract of the opinions of Justice McLean and Curtis, dissenting from said decision, wherein they maintain that the Missouri Compromise is constitutional

Document Type

Article (Journal or Newsletter)

Full Text Transcription

A telegraphic synopsis of the decision of a majority of the Supreme Court on the Dred Scott case, has been already presented to our readers. We give this morning an abstract of the opinions of Justice McLean and Curtis, dissenting from said decision, wherein they maintain that the Missouri Compromise is constitutional -- that Freedom is constitutional -- that the power of Congress to prohibit Slavery in the Territories is derived from the Constitution -- and that the power to acquire territory carries with it the power to govern the same.

Judge Curtis also maintains that native born colored persons can be citizens of the State and of the United States; that Dred Scott and his family were free when they returned to Missouri, and that the power of Congress to make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory was not, as the majority of the court expressed, limited to territory belonging to the United States at the time of the adoption of the constitution, but has been applied to five subsequent acquisitions of land.

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Entered by Beatrice Burton. Proofed by James Cash

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The Supreme Court on the Slavery Question.

We give this morning an abstract of the opinions of Justice McLean and Curtis, dissenting from said decision, wherein they maintain that the Missouri Compromise is constitutional