Taney Roger Brooke

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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