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Ta·ney(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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|Noun||1.||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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