Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Justice Roger Taney, a Supreme Court Justice, lived in Frederick, Maryland and practiced law there. Thus, it is not surprising that the town of Frederick would have a monument to Taney. It is also not surprising that not everyone would feel Taney should be honored with a monument; Justice Taney is most most well-known for authoring the Dred Scott decision.
As reported yesterday, the town of Frederick has installed a plaque as a tribute to Dred and Harriet Scott. As the reports note, this occurred after extensive discussions and planning (the plaque itself bears the year 2008).