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.
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We do not feel that due process of law should be construed to mean that non-resident traders shall be at liberty to seek our markets and to avoid our courts. While we are properly prohibited from seizing a defendant who has not submitted itself in some manner to our jurisdiction, we should not be compelled to banish a citizen plaintiff to an alien jurisdiction that he has never submitted himself to in order that he may pursue a cause of action arising here.
Jamestown, NY Lawyer Robert H. Jackson. New York Law Review, 1927.