Interview with John Paul Stevens, November 28, 2017

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

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John Paul Stevens, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, discusses his 1947 clerkship with Supreme Court Justice Wiley Rutledge, Jr. Stevens discusses how he became a law clerk, cases that were decided during his clerkship, and his general experience clerking for the Justice. Rutledge was born in Cloverport, Kentucky and lived in the Commonwealth during his early childhood years. In 1939, he was confirmed as a Circuit Court Judge for the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, where he served alongside Kentucky native Judge Fred Vinson. President Roosevelt elevated Rutledge to the Supreme Court in 1943, where he served until his death in 1949.

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2017oh738_hey009

Interviewee Name

John Paul Stevens

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Anu Kasarabada

Interview Date

2017-11-28

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Stevens, John Paul Interview by Anu Kasarabada. 28 Nov. 2017. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Stevens, J.P. (2017, November 28). Interview by A. Kasarabada. John G. Heyburn II Initiative for Excellence in the Federal Judiciary Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Stevens, John Paul, interview by Anu Kasarabada. November 28, 2017, John G. Heyburn II Initiative for Excellence in the Federal Judiciary Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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