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John G. Heyburn II Initiative for Excellence in the Federal Judiciary Oral History Project

Project Summary

The John G. Heyburn II Initiative for Excellence in the Federal Judiciary (Heyburn Initiative) is a national, non-partisan program devoted to ever improving the legal system that is considered the envy of the world, with a particular focus on Kentuckians' contributions to American legal discourse and the interaction of the three branches of our government. Inspired by Judge John G. Heyburn of the Western District Court of Kentucky, the Heyburn Initiative is a resource for our nation's judges and consists of four pillars: 1) Conferences and speakers, 2) Archives and oral histories, 3) Student awards for achievement in public service and study of the Federal Judiciary, and 4) Inspiring small-group interactions between leaders of the Federal Judiciary, students, and other members of the public.

The oral history interviews in this collection, along with archival materials in the Special Collections Research Center, anchor the scholarly component of the Heyburn Initiative. They document the Kentuckians who have served in the Third Branch at all levels and provide insight into interactions of the Third Branch with the Executive and Legislative branches. Members of the Federal Judiciary, particularly judges from United States district courts, circuit courts, and the Supreme Court, discuss their legal and judicial careers, the nomination process for the federal bench, notable opinions, their perspectives on the three branches of federal government, and their reflections on Judge John G. Heyburn himself.

This oral history project is ongoing. This description may change as new interviews are added to the collection.

Project Code

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Interviews in this Project (50 Total):

Interview Accession Number: 2017oh397_hey001
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
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Interview Accession Number: 2017oh464_hey002
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
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Interview Accession Number: 2017oh551_hey003
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 2017oh569_hey004
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 2017oh570_hey005
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 2017oh593_hey006
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
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Interview Accession Number: 2017oh633_hey007
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 2017oh689_hey008
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 2017oh738_hey009
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 2017oh909_hey010
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
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Interview Accession Number: 2018oh012_hey011
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 2018oh173_hey012
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 2018oh194_hey013
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 2018oh198_hey014
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 2018oh199_hey015
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
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Interview Accession Number: 2018oh244_hey016
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 2018oh303_hey017
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
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Interview Accession Number: 2018oh311_hey018
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
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Interview Accession Number: 2018oh313_hey019
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 2018oh329_hey020
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 2018oh364_hey021
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 2018oh497_hey022
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
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Interview Accession Number: 2018oh543_hey023
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
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Interview Accession Number: 2018oh585_hey024
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 2018oh586_hey025
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
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Interview Accession Number: 2018oh638_hey026
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
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Interview Accession Number: 2018oh639_hey027
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
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Interview Accession Number: 2018oh649_hey028
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
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Interview Accession Number: 2018oh680_hey029
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
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Interview Accession Number: 2018oh779_hey030
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
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Interview Accession Number: 2018oh780_hey031
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 2018oh785_hey032
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 2019oh0011_hey0033
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 2019oh0063_hey0034
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 2019oh0064_hey0035
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 2019oh0067_hey0036
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
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Interview Accession Number: 2019oh0104_hey0037
Interviewer: Karen Caldwell
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
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Interview Accession Number: 2019oh0124_hey0038
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 2019oh0125_hey0039
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
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Interview Accession Number: 2019oh1377_hey0040
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
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Interview Accession Number: 2019oh1404_hey0041
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 2019oh1423_hey0042
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
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Interview Accession Number: 2019oh1467_hey0043
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
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Interview Accession Number: 2019oh1573_hey0044
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
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Interview Accession Number: 2019oh1628_hey0045
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
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Interview Accession Number: 2019oh1766_hey0046
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2019oh1798_hey0047
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
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Interview Accession Number: 2019oh1819_hey0048
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
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Interview Accession Number: 2020oh0029_hey0049
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 2020oh0054_hey0050
Interviewer: Anu Kasarabada
Restrictions: Restrictions Apply
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