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Sandra Day O'Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice

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Drawing on information from once-private papers of the justices, hundreds of interviews, and insight gained from 17 years of covering the Supreme ... Show synopsis

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DeborahA

Old West Spirit

by DeborahA on Apr 8, 2010

Sandra Day O'Connor became the fist woman on the Supreme Court but before that she grew up on a ranch, attended a private school for girls, went to Stanford, had one date with William Renquist long before he became famous and steadily, stealthily rose through the ranks of Arizona politics. Her accomplishments are her own and each step reveals her intelligence and clarity of focus on the task at hand. I like to think the American West had everything to do with forming Justice O'Connor's view of the world. I came away from this biography with even more respect for both her challenges and accomplishments achieved by her own intelligence and effort. The last several chapters finished a little rough for me.

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