WUKY aired an episode of “Saving Stories” this week featuring Nunn Center director Doug Boyd discussing oral histories about the Supreme Court Nomination process. The Nunn Center has a rich collection of oral histories about Supreme Court Chief Justice Fred Vinson as well as Justice Stanley Reed, both from Kentucky. With the recent news that Justice John Paul Stevens is retiring from the court, there has been much discussion in the media about President Obama potentially nominating a non-judge to the court. Dr. Boyd brought a clip with him from the Vinson collection discussing the tradition of non-judges serving on the court.
The entire Stanley Reed collection has been put online on the Kentuckiana Digital Library.
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