I might have my priorities wrong, but I can't help but wonder whether ignoring the Supreme Court's decision in favor of the Cherokee isn't the single worst thing he did.

Mass killing & brutality against Indians & slaves? Other presidents were also guilty of that. Possibility to a greater degree. But in ignoring the Supreme Court's ruling, Jackson placed the entire concept of the United States in jeopardy. & with less excuse than secessionists had—i.e. the Constitution didn't address secession, but it certainly clarified the Supreme Court & its role as final arbiter & interpreter of the law.

Is there evidence of other Presidents simply ignoring a Supreme Court ruling with such impudence?

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