Chief Justice Roger B. Taney is best known for presiding over the notorious Dred Scott case that denied a black man his humanity and helped kickstart the Civil War. His statue sits on the grounds of the Maryland State House, but not much longer. Governor Larry Hogan wants him removed.
According to the article, both Taney and Scott descendants want the Chief Justice removed and replaced with Scott.
That’s gratitude for you. Serve 28 years on the Supreme Court, make one bad decision and they pull your statue down the moment it becomes politically expedient.