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Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney by Roger Taney

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Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession, and the President's War Powers by United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney, author of the infamous Dred Scott opinion of 1857, attempted to use his position to thwart President Lincoln at every opportunity, in a concerted effort to check his broad constitutional powers to put down the southern rebellion and preserve the union. Never has a judge landed so far on the wrong side of history.

Submitted by Dan T @ Mill Road


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