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

Author: Sandra Day O'Connor; Craig Joyce
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
Summary:
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; Sandra Day O'Connor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Day O'Connor; Craig Joyce
ISBN: 0375509259 9780375509254
OCLC Number: 693591704
Description: 330 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Life on the Court (What's it like? --
The Court's agenda --
Judicial appointment and tenure : a history --
The Supreme Court reports) --
A bit of history (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) --
People who have helped shape the court (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 and the law (Women in society : the American experience --
The women's suffrage movement and its aftermath --
Women in judging --
Women in power) --
The legal profession and the courts (Organization and structure of the American judicial system --
Juries : problems and solutions --
Professionalism --
Broadening our horizons) The rule of law in the twenty-first century (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)

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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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