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They [slaves and their descendants] are not included, and are not intended to be included, under the word 'citizens' in the Constitution, and can therefore, claim none of the rights and privileges which that instrument provides for and secures to citizens of the United States.  - Roger B. Taney
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Born: March 17, 1777

Died: October 12, 1864 (aged 87)

Bio: Roger Brooke Taney was the fifth Chief Justice of the United States, holding that office from 1836 until his death in 1864. He was the eleventh United States Attorney General. He is most remembered for delivering the majority opinion in Dred Scott v.

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