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A Minnesota Judge at Nuremberg

Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Venue: MN Judicial Center 230 / Minnesota Judicial Center  Saint Paul, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $15.00


We will not be accepting walk-in registrations as we've reached capacity for this CLE. 

Several 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.


Justice Paul Anderson (ret.)
Justice David Stras

CLE credits:

1.0 Ethics CLE Credits Approved | Event Code: 184706

Remote Participation:
Remote Participation is not available for this event. 

All Attendees:  $15.00



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