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Speech on the Dred Scott Decision: Documents in Detail

Ep. 202216
60 minute listen

What are the arguments for and against judicial supremacy?

This is the first of 2 podcasts that explores an array of views on the role that the courts should play in American life and how they should interpret the Constitution and our laws.  In this episode, we specifically discuss the historical arguments regarding the doctrine of judicial supremacy.

Teaching American History’s Documents in Detail series focuses on a single document from one of our Core Document Collection volumes.  TAH’s CDC volumes are available for purchase or free download at

CDC Volume:  The Judiciary

Document: Abraham Lincoln, Speech on the Dred Scott Decision

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