Oral history interview with A. Raymond Randolph [electronic resource], 2013.
Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Scope and Contents
Born: November 1, 1943, Riverside, NJ. Education: B.S., Drexel University; J.D., University of Pennsylvania. Career: Lawyer, private practice; Law Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, George Mason School of Law; Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; Chairman, Committee on Codes of Conduct. Reminiscences: early childhood and wrestling team at Drexel University; law professors at Pennsylvania University; clerkship with Henry Friendly; Solicitor General's Office from 1970s to present; cases argued in front of the Supreme Court; relationship with Jack Miller, John Cassidy, Ted and Barbara Olson; personal experience of September 11 attacks. Discussions: character and careers of Henry Friendly, Learned Hand, Robert Bork; Richard Nixon administration; Watergate prosecutions and persons involved; Alger Hiss and the Woodstock Typewriter case; origin and application of habeas corpus; 1979 Iranian Revolution and Iran-Contra affair; concept of originalism; wife Eileen O'Connor's appointment as Assistant Attorney General for Tax; initial response and understating of Guantánamo Bay Detention Center; detention in the War on Terror; Abu Ghraib photographs; oral argument in the Supreme Court; application of Geneva Convention to Guantánamo Bay detainees; 2010 “Guantánamo Mess” address at The Heritage Foundation; Guantánamo Bay Uighur cases. Cases discussed: The Naked Flyers Case (1995), Rasul v. Bush (2004), Hamdi v. Rumsfeld (2004), Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (2006), Boumediene v. Bush (2008), Johnson v. Eisentrager (1950).
- Abu Ghraib Prison.
- Bork, Robert.
- Farber, Myron A., interviewer.
- Friendly, Henry J.
- Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp.
- Habeas corpus--United States.
- Hand, Learned, 1872-1961.
- Hiss, Alger.
- Judges--United States--Interviews.
- Oral histories.
- Randolph, A. Raymond, 1943---Interviews.
- Rule of law--United States.
- United States.--Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.
- United States. Supreme Court.
- Watergate Affair, 1972-1974.
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