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MD Speaker of the House Calls For Removal Of Statue

August 16th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Maryland's speaker of the House is calling for the removal of a Confederate statue of the Supreme Court justice who wrote a decision upholding slavery that sits on the lawn of the Maryland State House.  House Speaker Michael Busch said Monday the monument to former Chief Justice Roger B. Taney "doesn't belong" at the State House in Annapolis. Taney, a Maryland native, wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to black people. Busch, a Democrat, made his remarks after hundreds of protesters gathered in Charlottesville over the weekend to decry a gathering of white supremacists to rally against plans to remove a Confederate statue…

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