Interview with Paul A. Freund, October 18, 1982

Project: Stanley F. Reed Oral History Project

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Paul Freund worked for Stanley Reed while Reed served on the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. Freund opens his interview with a discussion of the Gold Clause cases ? specifically the Missouri bonds held by the Banker's Trust Company, Norman v. Baltimore Ohio Railroad Co., and Perry v. United States. Then he discusses the National Labor Relations Board cases. He also mentions the Bankhead Cotton Control Act of 1934, United States v. Butler, A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, and Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. Next, Freund describes his duties as a clerk, which included doing research, writing memos, and consulting with staff at the Department of the Treasury. When Reed took the Solicitor General position, Freund became his assistant, writing briefs and reviewing petitions of certiorari. Freund comments on Reed's relationships with Louis Brandeis, Homer Cummings, Jay Crawford Biggs, Learned Hand, Harlan Stone, Benjamin Cardozo, Hugo Black, Robert Jackson, and Alger Hiss. Other topics he mentions include the time constraints on arguing a case before the Supreme Court, Justice Reed's political philosophy, Reed's views on civil liberties and criminal procedure, and the Agricultural Adjustment Administration.

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1982oh138_reed018

Interviewee Name

Paul A. Freund

Interviewer Name

William J. Marshall

Interview Date

1982-10-18

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Freund, Paul A. Interview by William J. Marshall. 18 Oct. 1982. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Freund, P.A. (1982, October 18). Interview by W. J. Marshall. Stanley F. Reed Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Freund, Paul A., interview by William J. Marshall. October 18, 1982, Stanley F. Reed Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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