Taney Statehouse Statue To Be REMOVED

Maryland’s State House Trust on Wednesday approved plans to remove from the capitol grounds a statue of former U.S. chief justice Roger B. Taney, who authored the majority opinion in the 1857 Dred Scott decision that said African Americans cannot be U.S. citizens, Josh Hicks of the Post reports.

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