blank stare Holy crap… in part of his defense of the Kentucky Clerk's refusal to issue marriage licenses out of her religious opposition to same-sex marriage, Mike Huckabee said Wednesday that the Supreme Court’s 1857 ruling in Dred Scott v. Sandford — which held that all blacks, free or enslaved, could not be American citizens — is still the law of the land even though no one follows it. no seriously he said that .
Except…. Dred Scott was overturned by the passage of the 13th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The 13th Amendment abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, while the 14th Amendment specifically overruled Dred Scott by granting citizenship to all persons born in the United States.