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WBFO News: Jackson Scholar Discusses Nuremberg Trials' Legacy

By Mark Scott

Jamestown, NY – Jamestown country lawyer Robert Jackson, who ascended to the highest court in the land, called his experience as chief prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials his crowning achievement. Wednesday, a three day conference on the legacy of the Nuremberg Trials continues at the Chautauqua Institution. One of this nation's leading experts on Jackson's legal career will be speaking.

John Q. Barrett is a professor of Law at St. John's University who is currently writing of biography of Jackson that will include an inside account of his role as Nuremberg prosecutor. Jackson practiced law in Jamestown before advancing to Washington where he was eventually appointed to the US Supreme Court.

Professor Barrett joined WBFO's Mark Scott from his office at St. John's. Click the "listen" icon above to hear their conversation now or use your podcasting software to download it to your computer or iPod.