5th SCJ Chief Justice Roger B. Taney (D)  He  made the pro-slavery  ruling in the 1857 Dred Scott Case that deemed “free negro[es] of the African race” were not then and could never be U.S. citizens.

5th SCJ Chief Justice Roger B. Taney (D) He made the pro-slavery ruling in the 1857 Dred Scott Case that deemed “free negro[es] of the African race” were not then and could never be U.S. citizens.

Roger Brooke Taney (March 17, 1777 – October 12, 1864) was the fifth Chief Justice of the United States, holding that office from 1836 until his death in 1864. He was the first Roman Catholic to hold that office or sit on the Supreme Court of the United States. He was also the eleventh United States Attorney General.

Roger Brooke Taney (March 17, 1777 – October 12, 1864) was the fifth Chief Justice of the United States, holding that office from 1836 until his death in 1864. He was the first Roman Catholic to hold that office or sit on the Supreme Court of the United States. He was also the eleventh United States Attorney General.

Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, nearly 84, administered the oath of office to Lincoln for his first term.

Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, nearly 84, administered the oath of office to Lincoln for his first term.

Revell 1/301 USS Roger B. Taney Coast Guard Cutter - (ex-USS Campbell)

Revell 1/301 USS Roger B. Taney Coast Guard Cutter - (ex-USS Campbell)

Roger B. Taney - Brady-Handy.jpg Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court in the Dred Scott V. Sanford case (The Dred Scott Decision)

Roger B. Taney - Brady-Handy.jpg Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court in the Dred Scott V. Sanford case (The Dred Scott Decision)

Roger B. Taney, the Leviathan of Slavery |  the Atlantic looks back at the righteous anger recorded in our archives

A Scathing 1865 Critique of the Dred Scott Judge, Roger B. Taney

Roger B. Taney, the Leviathan of Slavery | the Atlantic looks back at the righteous anger recorded in our archives

The descendants of Dred Scott and Chief Justice Roger B. Taney meet - Pete Taney knew this day would come. “I’ve been looking over my shoulders all of my life, so this is no surprise,” said Taney, the lead vocalist, banjo, fiddle and harmonica player for the popular ...

The descendants of Dred Scott and Chief Justice Roger B. Taney meet - Pete Taney knew this day would come. “I’ve been looking over my shoulders all of my life, so this is no surprise,” said Taney, the lead vocalist, banjo, fiddle and harmonica player for the popular ...

Roger B. Taney | Library of Congress

Roger B. Taney | Library of Congress

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Roger B Taney by Mathew Brady 1849.

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Roger B Taney by Mathew Brady 1849.

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