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So long, Taney: Bust of justice who wrote notorious Dred Scott decision removed from US Capitol

February 10, 2023

The bust of Roger Taney, the justice who wrote the notorious 1857 Dred Scott decision that ruled African Americans were not citizens, has been removed from the United States Capitol, capping off an effort led by U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer. The statue will be replaced by a new work honoring the late Justice Thurgood Marshall, a champion of civil rights.

Article Source: The Baltimore Banner

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