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“Nazi Viewpoint” Made Basis of German Law

"Nazi viewpoint" today officially replaced ruling and precedent as the basis of German justice.

Instructions published today provide that henceforth the basis of all verdicts will be the "Nazi viewpoint" as formulated in the Nazi Party program and in the speeches of Reichefuehrer Hitler.

The National Socialist Partei Korrespondenz, official Nazi Party organ, published the instructions delivered by Reich Minister of Justice Hans Frank to a conference of jurists summoned yesterday "for the purpose of erecting a protective barrier against false anti-Nazi interpretations of the independence of the judge in the Third Reich."

Rulings and decisions handed down before the Nazi revolution, the instructions state, are not to be used as precedents if their application serve as a deterrent to the present" healthy sensitiveness of the German people."

It was indicated that no pretense of impartiality should be made in cases involving Jews.

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