Maryland Lawmakers Seek To Oust Racist Supreme Court Justice

Posted on AllSides June 9th, 2020
From The Left

Maryland lawmakers have introduced legislation to do a little Capitol remodeling. Specifically, they’re hoping to swap out a bust adorning the old Supreme Court chamber where for the last 143 years, the state has been represented by Dred Scott author Chief Justice Roger Taney.

George Templeton Strong best summed up Taney, writing upon the occasion of his passing, “the Hon. old Roger B. Taney has earned the gratitude of his country by dying at last. Better late than never.” During the initial debate to get Taney’s bust into the Capitol...

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