Judgment at Nuremberg

I represent the defendant, Your Honor.
How do you plead to the charges
and specifications set forth...

in the indictment against you?
Guilty or not guilty?

Your Honor, may I address the court?
The defendant does not recognize
the authority of this tribunal...

and wishes to lodge a formal protest
in lieu of pleading.

A plea of "not guilty" will be entered.
The prosecution
will begin its opening address.

Slow and easy, Junior.
The case is unusual...
in that the defendants
are charged with crimes...

committed in the name of the law.
These men, together with their deceased
or fugitive colleagues...

are the embodiment of what passed
for justice during the Third Reich.

The defendants served as judges
during the period of the Third Reich.

Therefore, you, Your Honors,
as judges on the bench...

will be sitting in judgment...
of judges in the dock.
And this is as it should be.
For only a judge knows
how much more a court is than a courtroom.