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Sat May 1, 2021, 07:02 AM

Senate progresses effort to denounce Dred Scott decision

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The bipartisan push to formally denounce the Missouri Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision is nearing the finish line this session.

A bipartisan resolution from Reps. Raychel Proudie and Dottie Bailey would formally condemn the high court’s 1852 decision denying Scott and his wife’s suits for freedom. The resolution was presented before the Senate by Sen. Steven Roberts Thursday before being unanimously adopted.

“The Dred Scott decision outraged abolitionists who saw the Supreme Court’s ruling as a way to stop debate about slavery in the territories,” Roberts said. “This resolution states that Missourians will forever affirm that all people are created equal.”

Roberts sponsored a parallel resolution this session; it unanimously passed the upper chamber in March and is awaiting action on the House floor.

Read more: https://themissouritimes.com/senate-progresses-effort-to-denounce-dred-scott-decision/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:57 AM

1. As an African-American Missourian, I'd much rather

The republican-run Senate would approve and employ the Medicaid Expansion and the minimum wage increase that we all voted for several years ago...

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Sat May 1, 2021, 10:28 AM

2. Same here

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