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Benjamin Curtis, who as you know, dissented from the Supreme court’s notorious decision in Dred Scott and who after resigning in protest from the high court served as counsel to president Andrew Johnson in the Senate impeachment trial.
Alan Dershowitz: (05:40)
“There can be no crime, there can be no misdemeanor without a law written or unwritten, express or implied.”
Benjamin Curtis (more quotes by Benjamin Curtis or books by/about Benjamin Curtis)
(1809-1874) Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court
Dissenting in Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. (19 How.) 393 (1857)
Impeachment, Crime, Law, Consitution