Judge James Robertson’s oral history focuses, appropriately, on the many highlights of his life: growing up in an Ohio small town; military service; years in private practice and his heading of the D.C. Bar; his decision at one point to leave his firm to work as a civil rights lawyer in Mississippi; his crucial role on the bench in bringing the federal courts into the electronic age. But his oral history is also noteworthy for its discussion of two outstanding moments during his judicial career: his resignation in protest from the FISA Court, following revelations that the Court had been bypassed by the White House’s resort to warrantless searches; and his decision, ultimately upheld by the Supreme Court, in one of the Guantanamo prisoner cases. Judge Robertson’s oral history is summarized by Eva Petko Esber, the Historical Society’s Secretary.