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Bust of Supreme Court Justice Taney to be removed from US Capitol following passage of new bill

December 18th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

A bust of a Supreme Court Justice from Maryland could be removed from the U.S. Capitol.

Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision, which defended slavery and denied the citizenship of Black Americans.

The House passed a bill that would remove his statue from public display at the U.S. Capitol.

A statue of Taney, who was born in Calvert County, was removed from Maryland's State House grounds in 2017.

The measure also directs removing Taney's bust and replacing it with a bust of Thurgood Marshall, the court's first Black justice.