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 (tô′nē), Roger Brooke 1777-1864.
American jurist who served as the chief justice of the US Supreme Court (1836-1864). In the Dred Scott decision (1857) he ruled that slaves and their descendants had no rights as citizens.


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Roger Brooke, 1777–1864, Chief Justice of the U.S. 1836–64.
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Noun1.Taney - United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme CourtTaney - 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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94) In Roosevelt's view, the counterexample was Marshall's successor, Roger Taney, who "`was a curse to our national life because he belonged to the wrong party and faithfully carried out the criminal and foolish views of the party which stood for such a construction of the Constitution as would have rendered it impossible even to preserve the national life.
Taney cited the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution to justify his claim that slaves were the -- of their owners.
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If so, they should devote particular attention to Baltimore's removal of the monument to Chief Justice Roger Taney of the Supreme Court, the author of the infamous Dred Scott decision that fed national divisions before the Civil War.
Violence at the "Unite the Right" rally prompted Hogan to push for the removal of a 145-year-old statue of Taney who was a Maryland native.
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.
Earlier Saturday, police had released a description of the man, whose body was found at Malabon Elementary School on Taney Street, and asked for help identifying him.
And apparently reading my mind, he said, in the [John] Merryman case, Justice [Roger] Taney issued a writ [of] habeas corpus for a man who was detained on orders of President [Abraham] Lincoln.
Late of 90 Taney Road, Dundrum, Dublin 14 SECTION 49 SUCCESSION ACT STATUTORY NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to Section 49 of the Succession Act 1965 that particulars in writing of all claims against the Estate of the above named deceased who died on the 20th September 2012 Probate of whose Will was granted to the Executors on 28th August 2014 should be furnished to the undersigned Solicitors for the Executors on or before the 28th Day of Apri 2015 after which date the assets will be distributed having regard only to the claims furnised.