Can Constitutional Rights Be Sequestered?

, New York Law Journal


In Germany, between the end of World War I and the beginning of the Nazi regime, a criminal defense lawyer named Max Hirschberg confronted right-wing reactionaries in court, including one Adolf Hitler in a dramatic case in 1929. Some three years later, at the end of 1932, just months before Hitler came to power, Hirschberg published an article in a small democratic journal. He protested the recent misuse of emergency decrees for stripping defendants of certain basic rights. The excuse, Hirschberg pointed out, was budget constraints.

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