Heard July 5th on the National Mall: An Impending Supreme Court Justice’s Independence Day Speech (1941)
Prof. JOHN Q. BARRETT

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — July 6, 2019 — Below, for reading on the day after Independence Day and on other days, is the speech that Robert H. Jackson, then Attorney General of the United States, delivered in a radio studio on Friday, July 4, 1941.  He was supposed to deliver it live on the National Mall, but that got rained out.  …

eHeziHeard July 5th on the National Mall: An Impending Supreme Court Justice’s Independence Day Speech (1941)
Prof. JOHN Q. BARRETT

THE JACKSON LIST: Social Security Upheld By PROF. JOHN Q. BARRETT

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<<<Professor John Q. Barrett In 1937, seventy-five years ago today, May 24th was a Monday. At the United States Supreme Court, many spectators, anticipating announcements of big decisions, walked into the courtroom throughout the morning.  By the time the Justices took the bench at noon, the room was very crowded.  The spectators included Justices’ wives, Senators, Cabinet wives, Solicitor General …

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Greetings from Nuremberg By John Q. Barrett

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Sixty-five years ago this week, Justice Robert H. Jackson flew from here to Paris on one of the many diplomatic missions that were parts of his Nuremberg trial year.  Justice Jackson traveled to Paris in spring 1946 to accept, finally, invitations that the French government, bar and prosecutors at Nuremberg had been tendering to him for many months. 

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Jackson List: Tonight on PBS, Chautauqua Institution By Prof. John Q. Barrett

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Chautauqua Institution is a beautiful lakeside Victorian village/campus located in the southwestern corner of New York State.  During its summer season, Chautauqua is the site of intellectual and cultural programming of all types.  Many prominent Americans and others in every field of endeavor have appeared before Chautauqua’s special audiences in its gorgeous venues.

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Saturday Night Advice for U.S. Voters Next Tuesday (1940) BY Prof. John Q. Barrett

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The Yonkers Connection On November 2, 1940, the Saturday before Election Day, Robert H. Jackson, the Attorney General of the United States, delivered the principal speech at a political meeting outside of New York City.  That year featured a presidential election that Jackson and many believed would be close and, for Democrats, possibly a defeat:  President Franklin D. Roosevelt, seeking …

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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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Jackson List: Shirley Sherrod on Screws v. United States, in 1945, Today & Tomorrow BY PROF. JOHN Q. BARRETT

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On March 27, 2010, Shirley Sherrod, then the United States Department of Agriculture’s Director of Rural Development in the State of Georgia, gave a now-famous speech before the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter of Coffee County, Georgia.

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