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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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(ˈtɔ ni)

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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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.
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.
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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.