History Professor: Democrats Should Work Around SCOTUS Like Abe Lincoln DidHistorians in the News
tags: Supreme Court, Democratic Party
Associate Professor of History at Princeton University and Jacobin contributor Matt Karp said on Hill TV’s “Rising” Wednesday that Democrats should learn from former President Abraham Lincoln to work around a conservative-majority Supreme Court.
Karp noted that the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 went directly against a the Supreme Court’s Dred Scott v. Sandford ruling of 1857, which decided slaves were property.
“The Emancipation Proclamation was unconstitutional according to Dred Scott, but the Supreme Court at that point had been so thoroughly muzzled, had been so thoroughly politically defeated,” Karp said. “...This is maybe the most important lesson I think: not so much the procedures, but the effort to politicize the court and reject what they called the ‘superstitious worship’ of the Supreme Court.”
comments powered by Disqus
- Trump’s Supreme Court Justices Show How They Might Help Him in Contested Election
- Two Visions of the Suburbs Are on the Ballot. Both Are Myths
- FBI Won’t Deliver Report on White-Supremacist Terror Threat Until After Election
- VMI Superintendent Steps Down Amid Allegations Of 'Structural Racism'
- Arizona Education Board Votes To Require Students Learn About The Holocaust, Other Genocides
- How Democrats Can Learn Hardball From the Republicans of 1861
- When a Kidnapping Ring Targeted New York’s Black Children (Review)
- To Understand The Spectacle Of Presidential Debates, Look Back To 1960, Says Harvard Historian
- If only Richard Nixon had Listened to Jackie Robinson — The GOP Might be Doing Better than Trump Today
- "Time's Monster" by Priya Satia Review – Living in the Past