HOYER: Hoyer, Lee, Clyburn Introduce Legislation to Remove Bust of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney and Confederate Statues from Public Dis...


Automated News Bot
Staff member
Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) introduced legislation to remove the bust of Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney from the U.S. Capitol building and replace it with a bust of Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall. Justice Taney was a Maryland native and served on the Supreme Court from 1836-1864 where he wrote the majority opinion in the infamous Dred Scott v. Sanfordcase. This ruling authored by Chief Justice Taney declared that Black Americans could not be citizens in the United States or awarded the same constitutional rights. His decision continues to be a stain on our nation’s history.

(Feed generated with FetchRSS)

Continue reading...