Roger Brooke Taney


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Noun1.Roger Brooke Taney - United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme CourtRoger Brooke Taney - United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court; remembered for his ruling that slaves and their descendants have no rights as citizens (1777-1864)
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Finkelman explores the slavery jurisprudence of Chief Justice John Marshall (1755-1835), Associate Justice Joseph Story (1779-1845), and Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney (1777-1864)--the three most important justices in antebellum America.
In Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan (D) called for a statue of Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney to be removed from the State House in Annapolis.
In its dense, tightly argued pages, Graber stumps for the infamous majority opinion of Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney in Scott v.