Crews Remove Taney Statue From Maryland State House

Taney Statue

BALTIMORE (WJZ)–Crews have removed the statue of former Supreme Court Justice Roger B. Taney from the grounds of the State House early this morning.

A key panel voted to remove the statue from the grounds of the State House in Annapolis Wednesday.

The statue Taney has stood at the State House for almost 150 years.

The State House Trust, which includes Gov. Hogan and Speaker Michael E. Busch voted to have it removed. Senate president Mike Miller did not vote.

In 1857, slave Dred Scott sued for his, his wife and daughter’s freedom. In the most infamous case in U.S. Supreme Court history Taney decided against Scott, upholding slavery and denying citizenship to anyone of African ancestry.

The cost is estimated around $80,000.

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