Interview SummaryBayless Manning clerked for Justice Reed from 1949 to 1950. At the beginning of his interview, he recalls Reed's talks about Kentucky. Next, he describes Reed's relationships with Chief Justice Fred Vinson and Justice Felix Frankfurter. He goes on to explain the responsibilities Reed expected of his clerks, such as reviewing petitions of certiorari and conducting research. Manning then describes Reed's personality and political views. Specifically, he mentions Reed's views on the First Amendment, civil rights, House Un-American Activities, and the right of African Americans to vote. He also discusses Reed's involvement in the Gold Clause case.
Interview KeywordGerald Ross Oliver W. Holmes American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) American history Basil Rathbone Buddha Burning Tree Columbia Washington, D.C. Diets Fall River Massachusetts Felix Frankfurter First amendment Franklin Roosevelt Free Market Gold Clause. New York City. Justice Harold Burton Justice Hugo Black Justice William Douglas Law clerks Massachusetts Northern Virginia Oklahoma Stanley Forman Reed U.S. Reports Yale Law School Supreme Court Justices Segregation
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Manning, Bayless Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 14 May. 1981. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Manning, B. (1981, May 14). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. Stanley F. Reed Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Manning, Bayless, interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. May 14, 1981, Stanley F. Reed Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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