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Missouri House condemns Dred Scott ruling

The Missouri Capitol dome.
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The Missouri Capitol dome.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers have formally condemned the U.S. Supreme Court's 1857 ruling denying U.S. citizenship to Dred Scott and other Black Americans.

The GOP-led state House voted 152-0 to denounce the decision Wednesday.

The court ruled that Scott, a slave, was not an American citizen and therefore could not sue for his freedom in federal court.

Ferguson Democratic Rep. Raychel Proudie sponsored the bill.

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