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A Summary of the Oral History of Ed Campbell

Ed Campbell's oral history was taken for the Historical Society by Washington attorney William Causey, who has prepared a summary of its highlights.

A Summary of the Oral History of Ed Campbell2019-11-12T18:10:06-05:00

The Historical Society Revisits The Chevron Doctrine

On June 13, the Society took a retrospective look at the Chevron Doctrine, 35 years old this year. The program, the first of the newly announced “Judge Patricia M. Wald Programs on Life and Law in the Courts of the D.C. Circuit,” featured a re-enactment of the arguments over EPA’s interpretation of an ambiguous provision of the Clean Air Act presented in NRDC v. Gorsuch, 685 F .2d 718 (1982).

The Historical Society Revisits The Chevron Doctrine2019-11-12T18:02:42-05:00

A Summary of the Oral History of Frank Nebeker

Judge Nebeker discusses all these important assignments, as well as his earlier days working in the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Office, in his oral history, which was taken for the Historical Society by David W. Allen, General Counsel of the United Mine Workers Health and Retirement Funds.

A Summary of the Oral History of Frank Nebeker2019-11-12T18:11:20-05:00

A Summary of the Oral History of Daniel Gribbon

Daniel Gribbon litigated at Covington & Burling for decades, where, among other high profile matters, he represented clients before the Supreme Court.

A Summary of the Oral History of Daniel Gribbon2019-11-12T18:06:56-05:00

A Summary of the Oral History of Laurence Silberman

Judge Silberman’s fascinating pre-judicial career – where, among other things, he authored a path-breaking plan for affirmative action, defended the integrity of the Justice Department during the darkest days of Watergate, and much more.

A Summary of the Oral History of Laurence Silberman2019-11-12T18:12:04-05:00
  • At its annual Board meeting on April 24, 2019, Steve Pollak, President of the Historical Society since 2003, was chosen to become Chair of the Society. Jim Rocap, Society Vice President for the past year and Chair of our annual Mock Court Program for six years, was selected to serve as Society President.

Historical Society Board Actions

At its annual Board meeting on April 24, 2019, Steve Pollak, President of the Historical Society since 2003, was chosen to become Chair of the Society. Jim Rocap, Society Vice President for the past year and Chair of our annual Mock Court Program for six years, was selected to serve as Society President.

Historical Society Board Actions2019-06-05T14:49:51-04:00

A Summary of the Oral History of Robert Pitofsky

As his Oral History makes clear, Pitofsky devoted his professional life to practicing antitrust law, including at two private firms – teaching and writing about antitrust law and policy, including as Dean of Georgetown University Law Center – and enforcing antitrust law, including as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission and as director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.

A Summary of the Oral History of Robert Pitofsky2019-07-24T21:56:51-04:00
  • To an uninformed observer, the names Henry Kennedy and Strom Thurmond may not seem inextricably bound. Yet they are – for reasons explained in a fascinating vignette prepared by Washington attorney Eugene Granof. The full story of Judge Kennedy’s illustrious career as an attorney and Judge can be discovered in his Oral History, which was taken by Granof for the Historical Society.

The Oral History of Henry Kennedy

To an uninformed observer, the names Henry Kennedy and Strom Thurmond may not seem inextricably bound. Yet they are – for reasons explained in a fascinating vignette prepared by Washington attorney Eugene Granof. The full story of Judge Kennedy’s illustrious career as an attorney and Judge can be discovered in his Oral History, which was taken by Granof for the Historical Society.

The Oral History of Henry Kennedy2019-05-07T18:50:48-04:00

The Oral History of Morton Hollander

Morton Hollander handled civil appellate litigation for the Department of Justice over three decades. His colorful oral history candidly discusses his attempts to enforce the sanctions imposed on Iran by President Carter in the wake of the hostage crisis before less-than-receptive tribunals in England and France.

The Oral History of Morton Hollander2019-04-11T19:10:49-04:00

Read the Historical Society’s Most Recent Newsletter

Read the Historical Society's Most Recent Newsletter, which includes a eulogy delivered by Judge David S. Tatel at a Memorial Service for Judge Patricia M. Wald on February 2, 2019, news of the Society's new website launch and much more.

Read the Historical Society’s Most Recent Newsletter2019-04-16T00:13:22-04:00