Without any assistance from other nations, Chief Justice Roger Taney
declared (in the Dred Scott decision) that African-Americans, whether in slave states or free, had no rights as citizens.
Sandford decision (1857), in which Chief Justice Roger Taney
wrote for a 7-2 majority that the Constitution's framers consciously denied African descendants citizenship because they were imported as "ordinary article[s] of merchandise" and "had no rights which the white man was bound to respect."]
In the Dred Scott decision of 1857, the most ignominious decision in the history of the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Roger Taney
wrote that Dred and Harriet Scott and all other African-Americans were not part of the We in We the People.
The six Catholics on the court before Brennan included Roger Taney
, who authored the decision in Dred Scott v.
and to keep and carry arms wherever they went," Chief Justice Roger Taney
admitted in the notorious 1857 Dred Scott decision as a reason to disavow citizenship for descendants of African slaves.
This period was also rough on Webster, who saw his arch-enemy, Roger Taney
, become chief justice.
This decision led to the historical condemnation of the decision writer, Chief Justice Roger Taney
, as a judicial villain.
The earliest text comes from Chief Justice Roger Taney
's 1837 decision in Charles River Bridge v.
Seven of the Justices were slave owners, yet Adams won 7 to 1 (one Justice had, in fact, died during the trial), with Roger Taney
, later the author of the Dred Scott decision, in the majority.
"The question is simply this," declared Chief Justice Roger Taney
in Scott v.
In 1857, the Supreme Court, speaking through Chief Justice Roger Taney
, declared that majority opinion at the time of the ratification of the Constitution held that black men and women were "so far inferior that they had no rights which white men were bound to respect," and that they might be reduced to slavery for their own benefit.
Chase to be chief justice of the United States, succeeding Roger Taney
. (Chase was installed as chief justice nine days later.)