Dred Scott

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Noun1.Dred Scott - United States slave who sued for liberty after living in a non-slave stateDred Scott - United States slave who sued for liberty after living in a non-slave state; caused the Supreme Court to declare the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional (1795?-1858)
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Forgetting the lessons of Dred Scot, the Court had plunged itself into the middle of a political maelstrom.