Jackson List: “R. Cushman” and Justices Kagan, Jackson, and Ginsburg
By JOHN Q. BARRETT

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For the Jackson List QUEENS, NY — JULY 6, 2020 — On June 29, the Supreme Court of the United States announced its decision in Seila Law LLC v. Consumer Finance Protection Board.  The Consumer Finance Protection Board (“CFPB”), created by federal legislation in the wake of the 2008 U.S. financial crisis, is an independent regulatory agency located in the …

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Oberammergau and The Bubonic Plague (1946)
By Prof. JOHN Q. BARRETT

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QUEENS, NY — April 12, 2020 — On Thursday, April 18, 1946, the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg recessed for the next four days, for the impending Easter observance.  The recess allowed some of the leading French and British participants in the trial, both judges and prosecutors, to return to their homes and families on brief holidays. Participants from the …

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Spandau Prisoner Rudolf Hess
By JOHN Q. BARRETT

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NEW YORK, NY — January 24, 2019 — Rudolf Hess was one of Adolf Hitler’s earliest friends and devoted supporters.  Imprisoned with Hitler in the 1920s, Hess assisted his writing of Mein Kampf.  Hess was at Hitler’s side as the Nazi Party gained support and then political power.  After Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, Hess became Deputy Führer.  …

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JACKSON LIST: Jackson Courthouse Naming on Monday By Prof. JOHN Q. BARRETT

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NEW YORK, NY — All in western New York State (or who wish to be) are invited to Buffalo, New York, on Monday, September 30th, for the ceremony naming the Robert H. Jackson United States Courthouse. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. The scheduled speakers include Chief Judge Robert Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Second …

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JACKSON LIST: Barnette at 70 By Professor JOHN Q. BARRETT

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June 14, 2013, marked the 70th anniversary of the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States, embodied in Justice Robert H. Jackson's opinion for Court, in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette. The Barnette decision, rendered amid the commendable patriotism that characterized the United States home front during that dark middle period of World War II, …

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September 17th – Constitution Day BY Prof. John Q. Barrett

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Two hundred and twenty-three years ago tonight, thirty-eight weary delegates to a convention in Philadelphia signed the Constitution of the United States.  Four handwritten sheets of parchment were enough to state the terms on which thirteen independent weak little republics agreed to try to survive together as one strong nation.  … 

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Jackson List: More on “Screws v. United States” BY Prof. John Q. Barrett

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 Last Sunday, I sent a Jackson List post about Shirley Sherrod’s March 2010 speech to a NAACP Georgia chapter and her connection to and remarks about Screws v. United States. (That post, slightly tweaked, is now a PDF file in the Jackson List archive see http://www.stjohns.edu/academics/graduate/law/faculty/profiles/Barrett/JacksonList.sju.) Screws was a 1940s lynching case.  Three white men—Sheriff Claude Screws of Baker County, Georgia, a …

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