Dred Scott decision still reflects the current class society of the US judiciary in family law.

Very few people are aware of the class based precedent decisions that reflected the mindset of society and the judiciary at the time. On the 6th of March, 1857, the Supreme Court handed down a decision in the Dred Scott case, specifying that slaves were not citizens of the United States and had no rights to sue in federal courts, and that African Americans could not be citizens.

The mindset that advocates the lack of equal protection that characterizes the 14th amendment of the United States as it stands today still exists. Most notably in family court proceedings where parents and their victims are literally enslaved to a court system that does not characterize them as human beings under the law.  The court system has managed to even further differentiate a certain class of parents further and characterizes them as “vexatious” creating a separate and distinct class, that does not deserve the equal protection standard of procedural and substantive due process guaranteed by the very body of law that calls itself family law.

There are checks and balances in place in almost every application of family law, except for those distinct litigants who are deemed to be parasites of the court system for daring to question heinous decisions, out of control court proceedings and who insist on justice, expecting that a court of law actually address the law.  The differentiation of these parents defacto applies to their children as well who are forbidden the constitutionality guaranteed protection of a parent child relationship; as in the mind set of the court these children are viewed as collateral damage who deserve to be enslaved to a system that merely abuses them and a certain class of parents who do not “deserve” to be protected by the substantive and procedural safeguards in place.

The 13th amendment and the 14th amendment effectively served to overturn the Dred Scott decision after the civil war. No such option exists for the parents and children who have been victim to an out of control court system for over thirty years that prefers to discriminate, retaliate and punish parents and their children for expecting that the actual concept of the law be applied.

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