Tales from the 10th

Tales from the 10th

A podcast about the rich history, culture and contributions of the Tenth Circuit Courts. Brought to you by the Tenth Circuit Historical Society and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.


April 19, 2023 28 mins

John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, reflected on his career and work as a judge at the Tenth Circuit Bench-Bar Conference Fireside Chat on September 2, 2022. This podcast features excerpts from that discussion.

 Incoming Tenth Circuit Chief Judge Jerome A. Holmes and outgoing Chief Judge Timothy M. Tymkovich interviewed Justice Roberts for this program. 

 Justice Roberts began by responding to news...

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U.S. District Judge Bruce S. Jenkins shares in this episode recorded in 2023 his recollections at age 95 about the most important case he ever worked on—the hard-fought Utah “Downwinders” lawsuit.  

 The U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) conducted above-ground testing of nuclear devices in 1953 in southern Nevada. Ranchers living southern Utah, downwind of the Nevada nuclear testing filed five lawsuits against the United States go...

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This episode is part two of the Excerpts from the Oral History of Hal Haddon. This covers Hal Haddon's description of his work on seven nominating commissions to identify candidates for federal judicial appointments in Colorado under Presidents Carter, Clinton, and Obama, and on the founding of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar in 1978. 


In Hal Haddon's Oral History he was interviewed by Stephanie Howard. The full Oral Hi...

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This episode is part one of two of the Excerpts from the Oral History of Hall Haddon. This episode covers two important cases in Hal Haddon's  oral history that he handled as a public defender: 1) People v. Sneed (in the early 1970s, which altered the law of first-degree murder in Colorado), and 2) U.S. v. Cameron Bishop (a capital crime charged for “sabotage of a war utility” during a time of a war emergency in 1975, which ar...

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March 10, 2022 22 mins

Judge David M. Ebel shares his stories as a lawyer and a judge. He also tells about the call he received from President Reagan asking him to accept the position as  a Court of Appeals Judge for the Tenth Circuit.  

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Judge David M. Ebel shares his stories as a law clerk and friend to former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron R.  White (1917-2002). Tune in to learn more about Justice White's storied career including his achievements as an athlete, scholar, lawyer and judge. 

To learn more about Justice White, read this special tribute appearing within the Historical Society's spring/summer 2017 newsletter authored by Judge Ebel...

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In Part 2 of this special two-part episode, hear the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg tell the incredible story of how she came to challenge a discriminatory provision of the Tax Code in the Tenth Circuit case of Moritz v.  Commissioner of Internal Revenue.  

Read more about Moritz and RBG's now famous 2010 "fireside chat" in Volume IX, Issue 1 (2019) of the Tenth Circuit Historical Society's newsletter...

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In Part 1 of this special two-part episode, retired Tenth Circuit Judge Robert H. Henry shares the events leading up to Ruth Bader Ginsburg's famous speech about the Moritz case, which helped launch her career. Our guest also shares special observations about the inspiring partnership and marriage of Ruth and Martin Ginsburg.

Read more about Moritz and RBG's now famous 2010 "fireside chat" in Volume IX...

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November 4, 2021 16 mins

To learn more about Judge Baldock, check back with the  Tenth Circuit Historical Society for the upcoming Oral History of Judge Bobby R. Baldock.

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On this episode, the Honorable Judge Bobby R. Baldock shares the story of the Byron White Courthouse in downtown Denver, home to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Learn about how the Court enlisted Congress to secure the space and undertook a remarkable renovation. 

Please note :
After the initial recording of this episode, Judge Baldock desired to clarify three points for our listeners: 

  1. The year con...
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October 1, 2021 6 mins

A new podcast brought to you by the Tenth Circuit Historical Society and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Featuring Alleen VanBebber


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