Roger Taney

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Roger 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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Usage

In literature:

The oath of office was administered on the East Portico by Chief Justice Roger Taney.
"United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches" by Various
For the fourth circuit: Roger B. Taney, Chief Justice.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Lincoln" by Compiled by James D. Richardson
The attorney-general of Maryland, Mr. Roger Taney, came with Mr. George Brown, the banker.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
He was dismissed from office and Roger B. Taney, the Attorney-General, took the vacant place and agreed to do Jackson's bidding.
"Expansion and Conflict" by William E. Dodd
The opinion was delivered by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
Strange to say, however, the Chief Justice of the United States, Roger B. Taney, is a Roman Catholic!
"Americanism Contrasted with Foreignism, Romanism, and Bogus Democracy in the Light of Reason, History, and Scripture;" by William Gannaway Brownlow
It was then that I saw for the first time the grave of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
Taney, Chief Justice Roger B., 4.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
Roger Brooke Taney was, when nearly sixty years old, placed at the head of the Judiciary, at a critical time in American affairs.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 88, February, 1865" by Various
TANEY, CHIEF JUSTICE ROGER B., decision in Dred Scott case, 454; citizens those who conduct govt.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
So said the Chief Justice of the United States, Roger B. Taney.
"The Boys of '61" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Roger B. Taney was one of the most self-controlled and courageous of judges.
"Baltimore and The Nineteenth of April, 1861" by George William Brown
Memoir of Roger Brooke Taney, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
"The Life of John Marshall Volume 4 of 4" by Albert J. Beveridge
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In news:

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.
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