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Records Pertaining to John G. Roberts, Jr.

Released on September 2, 2005

Record Group 60: Department of Justice
Accession #60-89-0172, #60-89-0173,
and #60-89-0174
Files of William Bradford Reynolds, 1981-1988

(All documents are in PDF format )


Accession #60-89-0172

Box No. Folder Title
14 387- AAG Civil Rights Division; Voting Rights Act; Internal Memos
1. Memorandum with attachment: Voting Rights Act; John Roberts to Brad Reynolds, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division; February 8, 1982, (4 pages).

37 1066- AAG Civil Rights Division; Affirmative Action Corres.
2. Memorandum: Conflict Between DOL and DOJ Testimony on Affirmative Action; John Roberts, Special Assistant to the Attorney General to The Attorney General; October 13, 1981, (1 page).

38 1110-AAG Civil Rights Division; Hoptowit v. Ray
3. Note with attachments: "I agree with your suggestion that you rather than the AG should sign..."; John Roberts to Brad Reynolds, AAG/Civil Rights Division; December 3, 1981, (5 pages).

42 1199- DOJ Retreat
4. Memorandum with attachments: "In order to cover the 'incidental' bill from the Xerox Training Center,…"; Stanley E. Morris, Associate Deputy Attorney General to "See attached list"; May 3, 1982, (25 pages). [Portions of this document have been previously released in the August 29, 2005, release of the Files of Carolyn B. Kuhl, accession 60-88-0494, box 5, Miscellaneous folder and the August 11, 2005, release of the Files of Kenneth W. Starr, accession 60-88-0498, box 6, DOJ Retreat , April 30- May 1, 1982 folder.]

1213- AAG Civil Rights Division; Task Force on Legal Equity for Women
5. Cabinet Affairs Staffing Memorandum with attachments: Issue Updates: #6 Economic and Legal Equity for Black Americans, #7 Economic and Legal Equity for Women; Hank Habicht to Brad Reynolds, et al; September 21, 1982, (23 pages).


Accession #60-89-0173

Box No. Folder Title
5 1522- Supreme Court Jurisdiction
6. Memorandum: Proposals to Divest the Supreme Court of Appellate Jurisdiction: An analysis in Light of Recent Developments; John Roberts, Special Assistant to the Attorney General to The Attorney General, Edward C. Schmults, Theodore B. Olson, Kenneth W. Starr; (no date), (26 pages). [Page 5 is not included- a complete copy of this memorandum can be seen in the August 11, 2005 release of the Files of Kenneth W. Starr, accession #60-88-0498, box 6, Supreme Court Jurisdiction folder.]

10 1641- E. N. Griswold Articles- Judicial Activism
7. Memorandum: Alabama Mental Case; John Roberts, Special Assistant to the Attorney General to William Bradford Reynolds, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division and Chuck Cooper, Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division; December 11, 1981, (1 page).

22 1969- Clarksdale Baptist School Tax-exempt Status
8. Memorandum: CLARKSDALE BAPTIST CHURCH v. GREEN, ET AL.; Roger Clegg, Associate Deputy Attorney General to Honorable Richard A. Hauser, Deputy Counsel to the President; August 17, 1984, (1 page).


Accession #60-89-0174

Box No. Folder Title
25 2440- Civil Rights Division-Deputy Meetings
Memorandum: Civil Rights Meeting, 5:00 p.m., Wednesday; William Bradford Reynolds, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division to Deputy Attorney General, Bruce Fein, John Roberts, James P. Turner, Bob D'Agostino, Lynn Walker, Chas. Cooper; November 18, 1981, (1 page).

44 2744- School Desegregation
10. Letter with attachments: "concerning a Washington Post article which reported that the Department of Justice was considering the initiation of metropolitan school desegregation suits…"; James P. Turner, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division to Senator John C. Danforth; March 13, 1981, (5 pages).

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