Category: law

About Damn Time

Regarding the proposed removal of the statute of Roger Taney from the State House grounds in Maryland:

About. Damn. Time.

I think I mentioned some version of this on Advice & Consent: The Supreme Court Nomination Podcast… it should be trivial for someone in 2017 to be able to stand up and criticize the Dred Scott decision. There is literally no price to pay among polite company for that. It should be even easier to stop lionizing the author of that abomination of an opinion in bronze anyplace.

There is an ocean of difference between acknowledging dark chapters of our history and celebrating the perpetrators. Good riddance to this statue being on the grounds of the State House.