Supreme Court Reinstates Dred Scott Decision
Washington, D.C. - Coming quickly after their decision to overturn Brown versus Board of Education, the Supreme Court of the United States has decided, by a five to four majority, to reinstate the Dred Scott decision of 1857 in which it was resolved as the law of the land that slavery was to be permitted throughout the entire nation and that Blacks could not and shall not become citizens. Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, who wrote the majority opinion in Dred Scott, further stated in the landmark decision that Blacks "had no rights which the white man was bound to respect."
Chief Justice John Roberts, who has modeled himself after Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, was full of praise for his predecessor at today's announcement, "Chief Justice Taney was a man of strong conservative principles and someone I greatly admire. I am confident that with our decisions to overturn Brown versus Board of Education and to reinstate Dred Scott, the Roberts Court will one day be remembered with the same fondness and appreciation as the Taney Court."