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Conversations with the Sixth Circuit: An Interview with Judge Danny Boggs

For once, the clerk interviews his judge!


Last week, the Central Kentucky Federalist Society Chapter hosted a fun event. I interviewed my former boss, Judge Danny Boggs of the Sixth Circuit. The clerk interviews the judge!? My, how the tables have turned.

It was a fun discussion. We covered a lot of ground: Judge Boggs's birth in Cuba; growing up in Bowling Green; attending Harvard University; learning at the University of Chicago Law School; working at all levels of Kentucky politics; running, unsuccessfully for Kentucky elected office; working under SG Robert Bork, joining the Reagan administration; being appointed to the Sixth Circuit; establishing the clerk "quiz"; and much more.