Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist has agreed to speak at the Jamestown, N.Y., dedication of the Robert H. Jackson Center, named for the former Supreme Court justice whom Rehnquist served as law clerk.
Jackson, also a former U.S. attorney general, was chief prosecuting attorney at the Nuremberg War Trials from 1952-53. He selected Rehnquist to be his law clerk while Rehnquist was at Stanford Law School in 1950.
The hometown educational center bearing Jackson's name will "advance the legacy of Justice Jackson through education and exhibitry, symposia and by pursuing the relevance of his ideas for our present generation," said Gregory Peterson, president of the Robert H. Jackson Center board of directors.
The dedication ceremony is set for May 16 in Jamestown, about 60 miles south of Buffalo.