July 25, 2018 at 4:00pm
Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada will give the 14th Annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States. Chautauqua Institution’s Robert H. Jackson Lecture, delivered each summer after the completion of the U.S. Supreme Court’s term, is a prominent expert’s take on the Court, the Justices, major decisions and related developments, trends and issues. The program is presented in partnership between Chautauqua Institution and the Robert H. Jackson Center.
These three 45-minute lessons for grade 11 United States History and Government focus on student analysis of a landmark Supreme Court decision that continues to set a precedent for the Court today.
Cass Sunstein, writing for Bloomberg View, June 1, 2015, stated, "If we had to preserve just one Supreme Court opinion to show some other civilization what American constitutional law is all about, I'd pick Jackson's prose poem in the Barnette Case."
The Robert H. Jackson Center envisions a global society where the universal principles of equality, fairness and justice prevail.
This Day in Nuremberg
He [the country lawyer] identified himself with the client's cause fully, sometimes too fully. He would fight the adverse party and fight his counsel, fight every hostile witness, and fight the court, fight public sentiment, fight any obstacle to his client's success. He never quit. He could think of motions for every purpose under the sun, and he made them all. He moved for new trials, he appealed; and if he lost out in the end, he joined the client at the tavern in damning the judge - which is the last right in closing an unsuccessful case, and I have officiated at many.
Robert H. Jackson. "The County Seat Lawyer" 36 ABAj 497