From a small town in Western, NY to the world stage, Robert H. Jackson was part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s inner circle. In the shadow of World War II and the extermination of  6 million people, Justice Jackson leads the most important trial of the 20th century, bringing Nazi leaders to justice and creating the framework for modern international criminal prosecutions.

Through the life of this remarkable American, Liberty Under Law explores the underpinnings of government; the reaches of presidential power; the tenuous balance between civil liberties and national security; and the global application of international criminal law.

This intimate biography, told in rare archival images and through first-hand accounts, places viewers in a front-row seat at some of the most pivotal moments in American history. Liberty Under Law was produced by Main Street Media in association with the Robert H. Jackson Center, the Warren County Historical Society, Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Economic Development, The Johnson Foundation, The Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, and the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.

DVDs of the 90-minute documentary are for sale at the Robert H. Jackson Center. You can purchase it through our ShopLocalCHQ portal or by calling the Center at 716.483.6646. The 60-minute documentary premiered on WNED December 22-23, 2015 and on WPSU on January 10, 2016. It continues to air periodically on PBS-affiliates. You can also listen to an interview about the new film with Jackson Center founder Greg Peterson on WBFO.