Interview SummaryF. 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.
Interview KeywordFrederick Vinson Calvin Coolidge Charles Evans Hughes Chief Justice Harlan Stone Colleges Court of Appeals Dave Schwartz Gold Clause Grant of Certioari Health Judge Learned Hand Justice (Felix) Frankfurter Justice Frank Murphy Justice Harold Burton Justice Stanley Reed Law clerks Mayflower Hotel New Deal New England New Jersey Rod Hills South Carolinian U.S. Second Circuit Yale University Yale Law School Associate Justices Preparatory schools Phi Beta Kappa Judgements
Interview LC SubjectAllan, F. Aley Allan, F. Aley--Interviews Judges--United States United States--Politics and government United States. Supreme Court Retirement Reed, Stanley Forman, 1884-1980 Politics and government Law clerks Law reviews State governments Press and politics United States. Solicitor General Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
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Allan, F. Aley Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 12 May. 1981. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Allan, F.A. (1981, May 12). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. Stanley F. Reed Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Allan, F. Aley, interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. May 12, 1981, Stanley F. Reed Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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