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Supreme Court Decisions
This paper discusses the Supreme Court's major decisions; The Dred Scott v. Sandford and Plessy v. Ferguson.
# 73544 | 1,125 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Law (General) , History (General)

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The paper explains two landmark decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court: the Dred Scott v. Sandford, and Plessy v. Ferguson decisions. The paper examines how these decisions institutionalized racism by giving the white majority the power to marginalize and discriminate against Black Americans.

From the Paper:

"Today's judicial atmosphere has never been more charged. As the Supreme Court ages and the Senate debates the use of filibusters to stall judicial nominees, it is important to understand the power that Supreme Court Justices wield in their lifetime appointments. There are perhaps no better examples of the Supreme Court's ability to make pernicious decisions than their landmark decisions to institutionalize racism in the Dred Scott vs Sanford and the Plessy vs Ferguson decisions."

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