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Noun: Taney  to-nee
  1. United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court; remembered for his ruling that slaves and their descendants have no rights as citizens (1777-1864)
    - Roger Taney, Roger Brooke Taney

Type of: chief justice

Encyclopedia: Taney, Roger Brooke