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Explain several considerations that may affect a judge's decisions.

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Case law based on a judge's bad decision:
Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393 (1857),
Scott, a slave in Missouri, resided in Illinois from 1833 to 1843, which was a free state and in an area of Louisiana Territory where slavery was disallowed by the Missouri Compromise. When he returned to Missouri, Scott sued unsuccessfully in Missouri courts for his freedom because his residence in free territory made him free. In a ...

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