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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is asking for the removal of a statue of the Supreme Court justice who wrote a decision upholding slavery that sits on the front law of the state house.

Hogan said in a statement on Tuesday that he believes removing the Roger B. Taney statue from the State House grounds is the right thing to do.

Taney, a Maryland native, wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to black people.

Source: Maryland Gov. Hogan Calls to Remove Statue of Justice Who Wrote Decision Upholding Slavery – NBC4 Washington

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