• WordNet 3.6
    • n 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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In literature:

Did you ever hear of the Dred Scott decision, delivered by the great, wise, and learned Judge Taney?
"The House Behind the Cedars" by Charles W. Chesnutt
Chief Justice Taney who administered the oath could hardly speak, so near to uncontrollable was his emotion.
"Lincoln" by Nathaniel Wright Stephenson
Three days afterwards, Taney directed collectors to deposit the public money in certain banks which he designated.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XII" by John Lord
The true meaning of these words is clearly stated by Chief Justice Taney in delivering the opinion of the court (19 Howard, p. 436).
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
Chief-Justice Taney read the opinion of the court.
"Abraham Lincoln, A History, Volume 2" by John George Nicolay and John Hay
From Keytsville it moved to Forsyth, a small town in Taney County, Missouri, fifty miles from Springfield.
"Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field" by Thomas W. Knox
Chief Justice Taney granted a writ of habeas corpus.
"Abraham Lincoln, Vol. I." by John T. Morse
The trial which ensued from the above, came off before Chief Justice Taney, at New Castle.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
Damn it, Taney, this is worse than Monte Carlo.
"Makers of Madness" by Hermann Hagedorn
What Harriman could safely do with a million, Randolph Taney could not do with a quarter of a million.
"Banzai!" by Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff

In news:

In a press release, Taney County Sheriff Jimmie Russell says two men from the Kissee Mills area, ages 27 and 30, were taken into custody after an investigation into six burglaries began Nov 1.
Becky's body was found in Taney County.
A fourth person has been charged in the 2011 deaths of a southwest Missouri couple found shot and buried in Taney County after vanishing from their Greene County home.
Two people escaped a blaze in a home in the Taney County town of Forsyth this morning.
Forty-seven year old Stewart Hopkins, of Stockton, was sentenced Thursday in Taney County Circuit Court.
Forty-seven-year-old Stewart Hopkins, of Stockton, was sentenced Thursday in Taney County Circuit Court.
Phillip Friend , Windy Friend and Hicks are in the Taney County jail.
Man homeless after Taney County fire.
In Alexandria, N Van Dorn Street at Taney Avenue is closed because of an earlier accident involving a dump truck and a motorcycle.
Trail camera snapped picture of mountain lion on private land in Taney Co. Spike in tornado deaths in trailer homes worries weather experts.
People in Maryland are engaged in a debate over whether to tear down statues of Chief Justice Roger B Taney, who made the dreadful 1857 ruling in the Dred Scott case.