That’s a good point. One has to wonder if the USSC would be capable of coming to a 9-0 ruling on anything anymore. Would one or four of them rule that slavery was okay if it was done ‘for the good of the community’? One has to wonder.
It was called the Dredd Scott decision.
Chief Justice Taney (who fancied himself an abolitionist) ruled that Dredd Scott was NOT a person and Blacks were NOT to be given protections under U.S. Law.
It was a Major factor in why the Civil War broke out when it did.
But Taney still said he was an abolitionist though.
Does that sound familiar? (cough)Roberts, Deathcare (cough)