Morton Hollander (pictured left with wife Ruth) handled civil appellate litigation for the Department of Justice for more than three decades.

Along the way – as he colorfully and candidly discusses in his oral history – he tussled with William Rehnquist, L. Patrick Gray, Warren Burger, and other notable legal luminaries.

Of particular interest are his recollections about attempting 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.

Judith Feigin, who took Hollander’s oral history (among many others she has conducted for the Historical Society), has prepared this summary.