Tammy Williams, archivist and social media coordinator at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, has published “It is history and it is fascinating”: Katherine Fite and the Nuremberg War Crime Trials, 1945, on Pieces of History, the blog of the National Archives. The post reproduces the “vividly descriptive letters" Fite, a 1930 graduate of the Yale Law School and Assistant to the Legal Advisor of the State Department, wrote while serving on Robert H. Jackson’s legal staff at Nuremberg. H/t: Kasia Solon Cristobal/Michael Widener.
Jackson and Fite (HST)
- Justice Stephen Breyer, Christina Ponsa-Karus, and Aziz Rana “gathered in cyberspace to honor the contributions of the late Appeals Court Judge Juan Torruella, best known for his writings about the Insular Cases” (St. John, V.I. Source).
- Lael Weinberger, the Olin-Searle-Smith Fellow in Law at Harvard Law School, reviews John G. Turner’s They Knew They Were Pilgrims: Plymouth Colony and the Contest for American Liberty, in the New Rambler Review.
- The Lawbook Exchange's latest catalogue is Trial Practice.
- Over at the Legal History Miscellany: marriage and murder in 13th-c. England.
- ICYMI: Linda Kerber hailed as “Iowa's ‘Van Allen of the Humanities’” (Cedar Rapids Gazette). Eric Muller on why a president cannot "grant" him- or herself a pardon (The Atlantic). Western's notice of Rande Kostal's Reid Prize for Laying Down the Law (Western News).
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