Dred vs. Sandford

Dred vs. Sandford

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Supreme court case

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  • I'm going to take you to court. You will never own me, you fat old hag. 
  • Here take this money. I want to buy my freedom back. 
  • You don't own me, Mr.Emerson does. I should have my freedom. I have worked hard for Mr. Emerson
  • Mr. Emerson is dead and he left you to me. So deal with it. Go somewhere else and make yourself useful. 
  • Stupid slave. I'm not taking your money so you can be free. You will not be free while I am alive. 
  • State court 
  • I want to become a free man. 
  • My owner died and I tried to buy my freedom back and his widow wouldn't give it back to me. Gosh I hate that hag
  • I will go to the federal court then
  • I don't care what you want or what you need. I have power and you do not. You are not going to be a free man. 
  • Please move the wrong way so I can tackle you
  • The white judge said that he didn't care what I wanted or what I need and that I was not going to be a free slave. 
  • I'm not going to bother wasting my time. 
  • Tyrone, you better watch yourself. You are going to try again and keep trying until you get what you want. 
  • Im sorry honey. You can always try again. 
  • How did it go today?
  • Federal court
  • I was a slave in a place where slavery was banned. I really want to be a free slave
  • Like I told the people in federal court. I should be a free slave. I tried to buy my freedom and that hag will not accept my money. 
  • What are you doing in my courtroom. 
  • You are now and forever more........ still a slave. Now get out of my courtroom.
  • I got denied again. 
  • I'm sorry sweetheart. We need to at least try one more time. 
  • Supreme court
  • My owner died and now I do not have to serve anyone so I want to become a free man. 
  • I will grant you the freedom you want. Due to your 14th and 15th amendment. If it wasn't for that. Then I wouldn't grant you freedom. 
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