Pa.’s U.S. House Republicans split on vote to remove statues of Confederate leaders, bust of Dred Scott author

By: - June 30, 2021 7:43 am

A push to rename Taney Street has led to a rally for the effort on Saturday. Taney was a 19th century Supreme Court Chief Justice best known for penning the majority opinion in the Dred Scott case that declared enslaved people were not citizens and could not sue in federal courts. (Image via Philadelphia Tribune/Rename Taney Facebook page)

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura Olson covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Pennsylvania Capital-Star. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.