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Taney sits quietly in Baltimore

Monuments in Annapolis and Frederick to Roger B. Taney, the Maryland-born Chief Justice of the United States, came under sustained attack this year, the 150th anniversary of Taney’s pro-slavery Supreme Court decision against Dred Scott’s challenge to his servitude. But the large statue of Taney in Baltimore — just across Mount Vernon Place’s cobblestones from the ...

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  1. Down with Taney! I’d rather have another He/She.

  2. Leave the statue alone. I’m sure Justice Taney wrote some opinions that those in 2007 would actually agree with. Focusing on one opinion seems a little, oh, I dunno, irrational.