Statue of first Catholic Supreme Court justice removed because he wrote Dred Scott decision
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A statue of Roger B. Taney, the first Catholic to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, was removed from the Maryland Statehouse, after objections were made to honoring the author of the Dred Scott decision, which upheld slavery. The removal came after the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend, with clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters which left one person dead.
Mormon scholars take challenge to Trump's proposed travel ban to U.S. Supreme Court
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Salt Lake TribuneMormon scholars take challenge to Trump's proposed travel ban to US Supreme CourtSalt Lake TribuneSigned by 21 Latter-day Saints historians, the brief filed Thursday hearkens back to government crackdowns on Mormon immigration in the 19th century, ask the high court for a stringent review of what critics perceive as religion-based discrimination.
As lawmakers call for removal of Confederate statues at the U.S. Capitol, could a Louisiana judge be in the crosshairs?
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With memorials and symbols of the Confederacy under renewed fire, several top national Democrats have joined Louisiana Congressman Cedric Richmond in calls to clear Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol
Maryland removed a statue of a notorious pro-slavery Supreme Court Justice overnight
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Chief Justice Roger Taney's landmark Dred Scott decision said: "The negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his benefit."
US court sees election bias in a Louisiana judicial district
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The system for electing state judges in a coastal Louisiana court district discriminates against black voters, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge James Brady in Baton Rouge ruled Thursday in a 2014 lawsuit over voting practices in Terrebonne Parish, southwest of New Orleans. Brady's ruling noted testimony from Terrebonne citizens about racial discrimination in the parish. And it included a recounting of the case of former Judge Timothy Ellender, re-elected in 2008