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Warren E. Burger: U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice: Primary Sources: Archives & Records


Edward J. Devitt Papers
Devitt was a representative from Minnesota's fourth district from 1946 to 1948. His papers contain, among other things, correspondence with Burger and newspaper clippings about him.
MNHS call number:  Digital finding aid

Frank P. Leslie Papers
Leslie was an active member of the Minnesota Republican Party, and his papers include correspondence with a number of prominent public officials, including Burger.
MNHS call number:  Digital finding aid

Nomination of Warren E. Burger
This is the transcript of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing on the nomination of Burger for chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
MNHS call number: KF 8745.B8 U5

Books & Other Publications

"Some Further Reflections on the Problems of Adequacy of Trial Counsel"
This is an original piece written by Burger on the issue of trial counsel.
Reprinted from the Fordham Law Review (Oct. 1980).
MNHS call number: KF 272 .B87 1980

"Why Courts are in Trouble: Exclusive Interview with Chief Justice Warren E. Burger"
The normally soft-spoken Burger granted an interview in 1975 in which he discussed some of what he saw as problems in the judicial system as well as others that could arise. He also made a number of recommendations for preventing and solving those problems.
In U.S. News and World Report, vol. 78, no. 13 (Mar. 31, 1975): pp. 28-32.
MNHS call number: KF 9223 .B87 1975

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