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Deferring to the Rule of Law

Robert Jackson on the Nuremberg Trials:

“The wrongs which we seek to condemn and punish have been so calculated, so malignant, and so devastating, that civilization cannot tolerate their being ignored, because it cannot survive their being repeated. That four great nations, flushed with victory and stung with injury stay the hand of vengeance and voluntarily submit their captive enemies to the judgment of the law is one of the most significant tributes that Power has ever paid to Reason.”

(quoted by Chris Dodd in a Charlie Rose interview tonight).

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