Roger Taney, Dred Scott families reconcile 160 years after infamous Supreme Court decision

BALTIMORE — Kate Taney Billingsley grew up struggling with her family history. Her ancestor Roger B. Taney was the U.S. Supreme Court chief justice who wrote the Dred Scott decision, issued March 6, 1857, that ruled Congress could not regulate slavery and that blacks could not be considered U.S. citizens. She grew up hearing relatives debate…

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