Okay you are right. Dred Scott was a very well reasoned ruling — that is what is to damn bloody about it, and we “gut feeling” has to be the final arbitrator as applied to laws written by man. That’s why Juries and Mandamus and Habeas — a way of making super well reasoned law that ends up not being Truth, to mesh with the real world.
Dred Scott was super well-reasoned, an exercise in pure legal reasoning.
This ruling in Georgia today is not any of that. It is — mark it by it’s words! — a emotional outburst of a cranky arrogance.
You are right. They are vastly different. One pure logic, the other pure bully crankiness.
Both wrong. Both rulings cheered on by many in the establishment, but despised by those who at the time were considered the lowly.
typos: that is what is so damn bloody about it, and why gut feeling has to be the final arbitrator as applied to laws written by man.