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  •  2 of the 7 scotus justices that concurred were (1+ / 0-)
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    Nelson and Grier. They also voted for the Dred Scott decision. Thus, IMO, Texas vs. White has no credibility.
    From the Texas/White decision (wiki):

    Having settled the jurisdiction issue, Chase moved on to the question of who owned title to the bonds. In previous circuit court cases Chase had recognized the validity of legislative decisions intended solely to maintain peace and order within southern society. He had recognized the validity of "marriage licenses, market transactions, and other day-to-day acts legally sanctioned by the Confederate state governments". However he clearly treated actions in furtherance of the war effort in a different light
    Like Dred Scott they were making it up as they went along.
    Kind of like Scalia and his ilk back when they put the evil one (he whose name cannot be said) in power.
    •  What does the fact (2+ / 0-)
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      that two out of the seven Justices concurred on Dred Scott have to do with anything? Even without them there would have been a majority of 5 to 4.

      I fail to see what the cite about Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase has to do with it either.

      Nothing human is alien to me.

      by WB Reeves on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 07:37:50 PM PST

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