Thursday, January 02, 2020

Great Moments in Clarity

Q. Well, let me put this question to you. If, under your program, as you envisaged it in 1942, a judge came to a decision, and that decision was known not to be in accordance with the Fűhrer's views, in your view whose opinion should have prevailed, as you intended it to work out?

A. The decision of the judge.

Q. Then what do you mean when you say a judge must judge like the Fűhrer?

A. The Fűhrer does not have the right to touch a decision made by a judge.

- From the testimony of Curt Rothenberger, State Secretary of the Reich Ministry of Justice; deputy president of the Academy of German Law; Gaufűhrer of the National Socialist Lawyers League at the Nuremberg War Tribunal trials

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