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Interview with F. Aley Allan, May 12, 1981

Part of Stanley F. Reed Oral History Project

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Title:
Interview with F. Aley Allan, May 12, 1981
Creator:
F. Aley Allan; interviewee. Terry L. Birdwhistell; interviewer.
Format:
oral histories
Publication date:
1981
Date uploaded:
2012
Description:
F. Aley Allan begins by describing the duties of Justice Reed's law clerks: reviewing and commenting on appeals and petitions of certiorari. Next, he talks about the relationship between the justices and their clerks, focusing on Justice Reed and Justice Frank Murphy. He also comments on Reed's relationships with Justice Felix Frankfurter, Chief Justice Fred Vinson, Tommy “The Cork” Corcoran, and Ben Cohen. Allan goes on to discuss Reed's work with the Reconstruction Finance Corporation and the Gold Clause cases. He explains Reed's stances on Native American rights, non-intervention, and civil liberties – specifically the case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. Other topics he mentions include the annual law clerk dinners, Reed's support of big government, and Reed's writing style.
Language:
english
Publisher:
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
Repository:
University of Kentucky
Subject:
Reed, Stanley Forman, 1884-1980
Type:
sound
Source:
Stanley F. Reed Oral History Project
Metadata record:
http://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt74f47gr221/data/mets.xml
Rights:
This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Physical rights are retained by the owning repository. Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws. Please go to http://kdl.kyvl.org for more information.

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