Robert H. Jackson's Oral Arguments before the New York Court of Appeals

St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-009

Historical Society of the Courts of the State of New York Newsletter, Spring/Summer 2005

10 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2005  

John Q. Barrett

St. John's University School of Law; Robert H. Jackson Center

Abstract

Robert H. Jackson was a New Yorker from boyhood until he went to Washington to join the New Deal in 1934. He also was a great courtroom advocate for the government, including as Solicitor General of the United States and, as an Associate Justice on leave from the Supreme Court, as chief United States prosecutor of the principal surviving Nazi leaders before the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, Germany.

This essay describes a slice of Jackson's advocacy career that is much less well known: the cases that he argued as a private lawyer before the New York Court of Appeals between 1918 and 1931. Although Jackson's win-loss record as a young lawyer before that Court was 2-5, he displayed the impressive talent that later brought him such great renown.

Keywords: Robert H. Jackson, New York Court of Appeals, Benjamin N. Cardozo, Allegheny College, American Law Institute

Suggested Citation

Barrett, John Q., Robert H. Jackson's Oral Arguments before the New York Court of Appeals. St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-009; Historical Society of the Courts of the State of New York Newsletter, Spring/Summer 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=673681

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