As much as you try to dismiss, make light of, and belittle the ruling, have you stopped to think about its impact in its own day and age? Einstein once said, “In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.” For a decision that ruled that Dred Scott had no jurisdiction and a decision that merely upheld the law, you surely must realize the Dred Scott case lead to the last final fracturing of the Nation as existing half free, half slave. Yes, you have certainly put forth a preponderance of verbiage all in the interest of pushing the Taney opinion into some little mouse hole. Sorry, the cat is already out of the bag. Too bad you weren’t around back then to tell everybody, “Nothing to see here, move along”.