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The majesty of the law : reflections of a Supreme Court Justice

Author: Sandra Day O'Connor; Craig Joyce
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st trade edView all editions and formats
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The first female justice on the United States Supreme Court provides a history of the American legal system, discussing landmark cases that have shaped American democracy and her own experiences as a justice.
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Named Person: Sandra Day O'Connor; Sandra Day O'Connor
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Day O'Connor; Craig Joyce
ISBN: 0375509259 9780375509254
OCLC Number: 50227376
Description: xx, 330 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Life on the Court: what's it like? --
The court's agenda --
Judicial appointment and tenure: a history --
The Supreme Court reports --
Magna Carta and the rule of law --
The Constitution --
The ratification --
The evolution of the Bill of rights --
The Judiciary act of 1789 and American judicial tradition --
Impeachment and judicial independence --
A President, a Chief Justice and the writ of habeas corpus --
The rights of the individual and the legacy of Holmes --
William Howard Taft and the importance of unanimity --
Charles Evans Hughes and President Roosevelt's Court-expansion plan --
Thurgood Marshall: the influence of a raconteur --
Warren E. Burger --
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. --
Women in society: the American experience --
The women's suffrage movement and its aftermath --
Women in judging --
Women in power --
Organization and structure of the American judicial system --
Juries: problems and solutions --
Professionalism --
Broadening our horizons --
Shield of freedom: the American Constitution and its Court --
The life of the law: principles of logic and experience from the United States --
Through the looking glass and into the crystal ball.
Responsibility: Sandra Day O'Connor ; edited by Craig Joyce.
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The first female justice on the United States Supreme Court provides a history of the American legal system, discussing landmark cases that have shaped American democracy and her own experiences as a justice.

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