The MAJESTY of the LAW: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice (Paperback)

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    SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR was born in El Paso, Texas, and raised on the Lazy B, a ranch on the Arizona–New Mexico border. She attended college and law school at Stanford University, and began her public service in Phoenix, Arizona. She has been married to John O’Connor since 1952, and they have three sons. She is the author, with her brother, H. Alan Day, of Lazy B, a memoir about growing up in the American Southwest. Nominated by President Reagan as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, she took the oath of office on September 25, 1981, the first woman to do so.

    CRAIG JOYCE, editor, is Law Foundation Professor at the University of Houston Law Center, where he currently serves as codirector of the Institute for Intellectual Property and Information Law.
    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.

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    ISBN 9780812967470
    Genre LAW / Legal History
    Format Paperback
    Pages 352
    Publisher Date 2004-04-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Random House Inc
    Copyright Year 2004
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.55 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors O'Connor, Sandra Day
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