Sandra Day O Connor

Author: Dennis Abrams
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ISBN: 1604133376
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Biography of Sandra Day O'Connor, who challenged gender stereotypes by becoming the first female majority leader in the Arizona State Senate, and then the first female associate justice on the United States Supreme Court.

Sandra Day O Connor

Author: Jennifer Howse
Editor: Weigl Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 1590366476
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An introduction to the career of the Arizona lawyer who, as the first woman to be a United States Supreme Court justice, played a major role in many important decisions.

Sandra Day O Connor

Author: Ann McFeatters
Editor: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826332196
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On July 1, 1981, President Ronald Reagan interviewed Sandra Day O'Connor as a candidate for the United States Supreme Court. A few days later, he called her. "Sandra, I'd like to announce your nomination to the Court tomorrow. Is that all right with you?" Scared and wondering if this was a mistake, the little-known judge from Arizona was on her way to becoming the first woman justice and one of the most powerful women in the nation. Born in El Paso, Texas, O'Connor grew up on the Lazy B, a cattle ranch that spanned the Arizona-New Mexico border. There she learned lifelong lessons about self-reliance, hard work, and the joy of the outdoors. Ann Carey McFeatters sketches O'Connor's formative years there and at Stanford University and her inability to find a job--law firms had no interest in hiring a woman lawyer. McFeatters writes about how O'Connor juggled marriage, a career in law and politics, three sons, breast cancer, and the demands of fame. In this second volume in the Women's Biography Series, we learn how O'Connor became the Court's most important vote on such issues as abortion, affirmative action, the death penalty, the role of religion in society, and the election of a president, decisions that shaped a generation of Americans.

Sandra Day O Connor

Author: Carol Greene
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Traces the life of the first woman appointed an associate justice of the highest court in the country.

First

Author: Evan Thomas
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0399589295
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The intimate, inspiring, and authoritative biography of Sandra Day O’Connor, America’s first female Supreme Court justice, drawing on exclusive interviews and first-time access to Justice O’Connor’s archives—by the New York Times bestselling author Evan Thomas. “She’s a hero for our time, and this is the biography for our time.”—Walter Isaacson She was born in 1930 in El Paso and grew up on a cattle ranch in Arizona. At a time when women were expected to be homemakers, she set her sights on Stanford University. When she graduated near the top of her law school class in 1952, no firm would even interview her. But Sandra Day O’Connor’s story is that of a woman who repeatedly shattered glass ceilings—doing so with a blend of grace, wisdom, humor, understatement, and cowgirl toughness. She became the first ever female majority leader of a state senate. As a judge on the Arizona Court of Appeals, she stood up to corrupt lawyers and humanized the law. When she arrived at the United States Supreme Court, appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, she began a quarter-century tenure on the Court, hearing cases that ultimately shaped American law. Diagnosed with cancer at fifty-eight, and caring for a husband with Alzheimer’s, O’Connor endured every difficulty with grit and poise. Women and men who want to be leaders and be first in their own lives—who want to learn when to walk away and when to stand their ground—will be inspired by O’Connor’s example. This is a remarkably vivid and personal portrait of a woman who loved her family, who believed in serving her country, and who, when she became the most powerful woman in America, built a bridge forward for all women. Praise for First “Cinematic . . . poignant . . . illuminating and eminently readable . . . First gives us a real sense of Sandra Day O’Connor the human being. . . . Thomas gives O’Connor the credit she deserves.”—The Washington Post “[A] fascinating and revelatory biography . . . a richly detailed picture of [O’Connor’s] personal and professional life . . . Evan Thomas’s book is not just a biography of a remarkable woman, but an elegy for a worldview that, in law as well as politics, has disappeared from the nation’s main stages.”—The New York Times Book Review

Nomination Of Sandra Day O Connor

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
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Justice Sandra Day O Connor

Author: Nancy Maveety
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847681952
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This work analyses the judicial contributions of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to sit on the US Supreme Court. It describes how she used accommodationist decision-making strategies to influence the development of both constitutional law and the Court's norms of collegiality. --from publisher description.

Sandra Day O Connor United States Courthouse Phoenix Arizona

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Sandra Day O Connor

Author: Beverly Gherman
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A biography that follows Sandra Day O'Connor from her childhood on an Arizona ranch, through her days as a young lawyer, to her appointment as the first female to be named to the Supreme Court.

Sandra Day O Connor

Author: Peter William Huber
Editor: New York : Chelsea House
ISBN: 9781555466725
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Examines the life of the first woman Supreme Court justice, including her childhood, early career, and work as a judge.

The Majesty Of The Law

Author: Sandra Day O'Connor
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0307432416
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In this remarkable book, a national bestseller in hardcover, Sandra Day O’Connor explores the law, her life as a Supreme Court Justice, and how the Court has evolved and continues to function, grow, and change as an American institution. Tracing some of the origins of American law through history, people, ideas, and landmark cases, O’Connor sheds new light on the basics, exploring through personal observation the evolution of the Court and American democratic traditions. Straight-talking, clear-eyed, inspiring, The Majesty of the Law is more than a reflection on O’Connor’s own experiences as the first female Justice of the Supreme Court; it also reveals some of the things she has learned and believes about American law and life—reflections gleaned over her years as one of the most powerful and inspiring women in American history. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Out Of Order

Author: Sandra Day O'Connor
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0812993934
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “I called this book Out of Order because it reflects my goal, which is to share a different side of the Supreme Court. Most people know the Court only as it exists between bangs of the gavel, when the Court comes to order to hear arguments or give opinions. But the stories of the Court and the Justices that come from the ‘out of order’ moments add to the richness of the Court as both a branch of our government and a human institution.”—Justice Sandra Day O’Connor From Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to sit on the United States Supreme Court, comes this fascinating book about the history and evolution of the highest court in the land. Out of Order sheds light on the centuries of change and upheaval that transformed the Supreme Court from its uncertain beginnings into the remarkable institution that thrives and endures today. From the early days of circuit-riding, when justices who also served as trial judges traveled thousands of miles per year on horseback to hear cases, to the changes in civil rights ushered in by Earl Warren and Thurgood Marshall; from foundational decisions such as Marbury v. Madison to modern-day cases such as Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, Justice O’Connor weaves together stories and lessons from the history of the Court, charting turning points and pivotal moments that have helped define our nation’s progress. With unparalleled insight and her unique perspective as a history-making figure, Justice O’Connor takes us on a personal exploration, painting vivid pictures of Justices in history, including Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., one of the greatest jurists of all time; Thurgood Marshall, whose understated and succinct style would come to transform oral argument; William O. Douglas, called “The Lone Ranger” because of his impassioned and frequent dissents; and John Roberts, whom Justice O’Connor considers to be the finest practitioner of oral argument she has ever witnessed in Court. We get a rare glimpse into the Supreme Court’s inner workings: how cases are chosen for hearing; the personal relationships that exist among the Justices; and the customs and traditions, both public and private, that bind one generation of jurists to the next—from the seating arrangements at Court lunches to the fiercely competitive basketball games played in the Court Building’s top-floor gymnasium, the so-called “highest court in the land.” Wise, candid, and assured, Out of Order is a rich offering of inspiring stories of one of our country’s most important institutions, from one of our country’s most respected pioneers. Praise for Out of Order “[A] succinct, snappy account of how today’s court—so powerful, so controversial and so frequently dissected by the media—evolved from such startlingly humble and uncertain beginnings.”—The New York Times “A brief and accessible history of the nation’s highest court, narrated by a true historical figure and a jurisprudential giant.”—The Boston Globe “A vibrantly personal book [that] displays O’Connor’s uncommon common sense, her dry wit and her reverence for the nation’s institutions.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch “Full of riveting anecdotes . . . a compact history . . . albeit a more lighthearted, personality-filled one than you might find in a high school classroom.”—Associated Press From the Hardcover edition.

Equal Justice

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A biography of Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman Supreme Court justice, which includes her childhood, her early legal career, and her life since her appointment.

Not A Particularly Different Voice

Author: Robert W. Van Sickel
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As the leading voice of conservative pragmatism on the Supreme Court, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has surprised both liberals and conservatives by crafting new approaches to several areas of American constitutional law. Much of the prior work examining Justice O'Connor's Supreme Court record has tried in vain to demonstrate that she stakes out legal positions based on her gender. In this comprehensive and systematic study, Robert W. Van Sickel explores the full corpus of O'Connor's opinions, as well as her various speeches, articles, and work on the Arizona Court of Appeals. He identifies a set of flexible yet consistent values that pervade her decisions during the past fifteen years.

Chico

Author: Sandra Day O'Connor
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In this lively autobiographical story, young Sandra displays the forthright spirit that later helped her become the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Sandra loves the ranch where she lives with her mother and father. Most of all, she loves to ride her pony, Chico. One afternoon, Sandra and Chico ride far away from the house to visit a newborn calf. She doesnżt watch where her horse is going, and soon there is a huge rattlesnake in the path. Sandrażs quick thinking gets them safely home. But she learns an important lesson about taking care of herself and her horse -- and about overcoming her fears. Gorgeous full-color paintings perfectly capture the spare beauty of the Southwest and bring Sandrażs adventure to thrilling life. Reinforced binding.

Sandra Day O Connor

Author: Gini Holland
Editor: Heinemann/Raintree
ISBN: 9780817244552
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Introduces the life and accomplishments of the first woman to be named to the Supreme Court.

Finding Susie

Author: Sandra Day O'Connor
Editor: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375841032
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On a ranch in the American Southwest, Sandra longs for a pet but each time she tries to adopt a wild animal, she concludes that it will be better off where it belongs.

Sandra Day O Connor

Author: Lisa Tucker McElroy
Editor: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9780761325024
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A biography of Sandra Day O'Connor who, in 1981, became the first woman appointed as Supreme Court justice.