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 Posted: Sat Oct 29th, 2011 04:01 am
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Texas Defender

Joined: Sat Jan 27th, 2007
Location: Texas USA
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  I know that I'll never be able to put myself into the brain of a 19th century man, so my understanding of those times will never be perfect. But it is my guess that in 1869 the justices saw the case of Texas v. White as an opportunity.

  With one case, the justices could validate the sacrifices made by a martyred president and millions of soldiers and civilians that served the cause of preserving the Union. They could also discredit the case of those who had attempted to leave it.

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