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Supreme Injustice: Slavery in the Nation's Highest Court

Supreme Injustice:  Slavery in the Nation

by Paul Finkelman,
The Florida Courier, January 26, 2018

In February 1865, during a debate over an appropriation to fund a bust of Roger Taney, U.S. Senator Charles Sumner asked, “What is the office of Chief Justice, if it has been used to betray Human Rights?”

 

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