Robert H. Jackson: Opening Statement before the International Military Tribunal, Nuremberg, Germany


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Robert H. Jackson is widely remembered for his fluency in language and his ability to concisely convey complicated arguments understandably. He possessed a clear-sighted view of the limitations of the law, both in terms of preventing problems and as having itself the potential to cause problems. He also held a strong belief that the law, properly cared for and implemented by those responsible for doing so, could be a powerful, active force in protecting rights and liberties and redressing...