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    Justice Holmes and the Civil War

    Panelists at the Supreme Court Historical Society talked about the impact of the Civil War on the life of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. 

    The Supreme Court Historical Society’s 2014 Leon Silverman Lecture Series, “The Supreme Court and the Civil War Revisited,” marked the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. "Touched with Fire: Justice Holmes and the Civil War," the second of the four lectures, was held in the courtroom of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.

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    Chief Justice Roger Taney and the Civil War

    Timothy Huebner talked about Chief Justice Roger B. Taney and emancipation. Roger B. Taney served as chief justice of the United States from 1836 to his death in 1864 and delivered the majority opinion in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case. Professor Huebner spoke about public opinion of Chief Justice Taney and how it was shaped by the changing political landscape leading up to and during the Civil War. He was introduced by Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. 

    The Supreme Court Historical Society’s 2014 Leon Silverman Lecture Series, “The Supreme Court and the Civil War Revisited,” marked the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. "'The Unjust Judge': Roger B. Taney, the Slave Power, and the Meaning of Emancipation," the third of the four lectures, was held in the courtroom of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.

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