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8 Cases Everyone Should Know from the Taney and Chase Courts

Prigg, Dred Scott, Merryman, Dewitt, Hepburn, Knox, Slaughter-House, and Bradwell


Here is another preview of the 11-hour video library from our new book, An Introduction to Constitutional Law: 100 Supreme Court Cases Everyone Should KnowThis post will focus on cases from the Taney and Chase Courts.

Prigg v. Pennsylvania (1842)

Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)

Ex Parte Merryman (1861)

United States v. Dewitt (1869)

Hepburn v. Griswold (1870)

Knox v. Lee (1871)

The Slaughter-House Cases (1873)

Bradwell v. Illinois (1873)

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