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Interview with Bennett Boskey, March 18, 1981

Part of Stanley F. Reed Oral History Project

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Title:
Interview with Bennett Boskey, March 18, 1981
Creator:
Bennett Boskey; interviewee. Edward Gilson; interviewer.
Format:
oral histories
Publication date:
1981
Date uploaded:
2012
Description:
Bennett Boskey clerked for Justice Reed from 1940 to 1941. He describes the primary duties of Reed's clerks, which included writing briefs and reviewing and making recommendations on petitions of certiorari. Several in forma pauperis cases came before the court during Boskey's tenure, and the clerks prepared the memos for them as well. Boskey discusses Reed's writing style, political philosophy, and relationships with his clerks and Chief Justice Hughes. He cites the annual law clerks' dinner, hosted by Justice and Mrs. Reed, as an example of the kind of relationship Reed had with the clerks. The court cases mentioned in the interview include United States v. Appalachian Electric Power Co., Mitchell v. United States, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, and McNabb v. United States.
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/xt7sxk84jv2g/data/mets.xml
Rights:
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