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… read more

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. close

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321985-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 08, 2014 | 7:08pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Dec 27, 2014 | 6:13am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Nov 08, 2014 | 7:08pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 08, 2014 | 10:10pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Nov 08, 2014 | 11:10pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 16, 2014 | 11:10am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 26, 2014 | 10:34am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 26, 2014 | 4:33pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 26, 2014 | 10:32pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 27, 2014 | 6:13am EST | C-SPAN 3
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