It's official - Buffalo's new federal courthouse will be named after former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson. President Obama signed legislation today that insures the $137 million building will carry the name of the Western New York native and Buffalo lawyer who went on to become solicitor general, attorney general, Supreme Court justice and later chief U.S. prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials. “I could not be more pleased that this majestic new building, located along the path that Justice Jackson himself walked each day from his home on Johnson Park to the firm in the Ellicott Square building where he practiced law, will bear the name of this man, who has left such a remarkable legacy on our nation's justice system," Rep. Brian Higgins, who helped sponsor the legislation, said in a statement. Jackson began his legal career in Jamestown but later moved his practice to Buffalo.
New courthouse named after Jackson
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