Sumner on Bust for Judge Taney

April 7, 1865

In debate of a bill providing for a bust of the late Judge Taney, to be placed in the Supreme Court Room, Sumner comments at some length, and concludes with a comment that there should be a vacant space where such a bust might have been.  “Let such a vacant space in our court-room testify to the justice of the republic.  Let it speak in warning to all who would betray liberty.”