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Out of Order Stories from the History of the Supreme Court

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ISBN-10: 0812993926

ISBN-13: 9780812993929

Edition: 2013

Authors: Sandra Day O'Connor

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“I called this bookOut of Orderbecause 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 other ‘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. Justice O’Connor writes here about some of…    
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Book details

List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Random House of Canada, Limited
Publication date: 3/5/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Sandra Day O'Connor was born in El Paso, Texas, attended college and law school at Stanford University, has been married to John O'Connor since 1952, and they have three sons. She was Arizona state senator from 1969-1975, and she served on the Arizona Court of Appeals from 1979-1981. Nominated by President Reagan as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, she took the oath of office on September 25, 1981, the first woman to do so.

Introduction
Looming Large
Historic Intersections of the President and the Supreme Court
The Call to Serve
Judicial Appointments
A House is Not a Home
The Journey to One First Street
Humble Beginnings
The First Decade of the United States Supreme Court
Itinerant Justice
Riding Circuit
The Supreme Court's Changing Jurisdiction
Golden Tongues
Oral Advocacy Before the Court
Customs and Traditions of the Court
Some Laughs on the Bench
Larger-Than-Life Justices
Gone But Not Forgotten
Judicial Retirement
Supreme Court "Firsts"
The Declaration of Independence of the United States of America
The Constitution of the United States
Notes
Photograph Credits
Index