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The Taney Court, 1836-1864: The Jurisprudence of Slavery and the Crisis of the Union


Paul Finkelman


Albany Law School - Government Law Center

2005

THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT: THE PURSUIT OF JUSTICE, Christopher Tomlins, ed., pp. 75-99, Houghton Mifflin, 2005

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Roger Brooke Taney served as Chief Justice to the United States Supreme Court from 1836 until 1864. In this article, Professor Finkelman discusses the controversial Justice and the impact he had on history. Finkelman argues that “however much we may admire Taney’s personal grace, his clever opinions, and his sometimes brilliant analysis of constitutional issues, his racism, proslavery dogmatism, and secessionist sentiments will remain his legacy.”

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Keywords: Taney, Supreme Court

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Date posted: November 17, 2009  

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Finkelman, Paul, The Taney Court, 1836-1864: The Jurisprudence of Slavery and the Crisis of the Union (2005). THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT: THE PURSUIT OF JUSTICE, Christopher Tomlins, ed., pp. 75-99, Houghton Mifflin, 2005. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1507100

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Albany Law School - Government Law Center ( email )
80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
United States

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