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  1. Roger Brooke, 1777–1864, U.S. jurist: chief justice of the U.S. 1836–64.

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The fact that Taney’s legacy was so fiercely debated mere months after his death has mostly been forgotten.

In fact, erecting the statue of Taney was so controversial that the Senate initially failed to appropriate money for the bust, thanks to many of the same arguments about slavery, racism and historical memory that we are rehashing 156 years later.

Yet, removing the Taney bust is not a sign, as McCarthy implies, that we have reached an endpoint of colorblind harmony, equity and historical consensus.

The vote on Taney’s bust foreshadowed the collapse of Reconstruction governments across the South by 1877, as the federal government declined to intervene in their defense.

Taney’s opinion was not only inflammatory but based on bad history.

Chief Justice Roger B. Taney was a passionate advocate of slavery, as were four of the other seven justices.

The opinion of the court, adverse to the complainants, was delivered by Chief Justice Taney.

Taney, I've got information against you, and you've got to listen.

Enough for Taney, that it was the will of his imperious master, 'the pugnacious animal,' as Gallatin aptly termed him.

Judge Taney thereupon issued an attachment against General Cadwalader for disobedience to the high writ of the court.

Judge Taney once judicially settled the status of the African race.





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