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Minnesota lawyers played key role in the Nuremberg Trials that took place after
World War II. Among those
Minnesotans was Justice William Christianson. Justice Christianson was appointed to
the Nuremberg tribunal after losing a 1946 bid for election to the Minnesota
Supreme Court. He was
recommended for appointment by the Chief U. S. prosecutor and sitting U. S. Supreme Court Justice Robert
Jackson. Jackson made the
recommendation upon the suggestion of Minnesota Chief Justice Charles
Loring. Justice Christianson served
at Nuremberg from 1947 to 1949 and
sat and presided over trials of several second tier Nazi war criminals. There are several parallels between the
service of Justice Christianson and that of the judge portrayed by Spencer Tracy
in the 1961 movie--Judgment at Nuremberg.
Christianson sat on the panel for "The Flick" case and presided during
"The Ministries Case" where he
wrote a principled dissent that has stood the test of time, even though at the
time Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy called Christiansen a "moron" for writing
the dissent. There are several
legal, moral and ethical lessons that we can learn from revisiting the Nuremberg
Trials service and jurisprudence of Justice Christianson, and we will do just that at one-hour CLE
on November 5, 2013 at the Minnesota Judicial Center. The CLE is being sponsored by the MSBA, the
Hennepin County Bar Association and the Ramsey County Bar Association. The CLE is part of the "Lawyers Without
Rights" exhibition presented by the
German Federal Bar in cooperation with the American Bar Association and its
Section of International Law. The exhibition's visit to Minnesota is
being hosted by the Minnesota Federal District Court, the Minnesota Federal Bar
Association and the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Paul Anderson (ret.)Justice David Stras
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