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Sandra Day O'Connor : how the first woman on the Supreme Court became its most influential justice

Author: Joan Biskupic; Sandra Day O'Connor
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Harper Perennial edView all editions and formats
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"Sandra Day O'Connor, America's first woman justice, was called the most powerful woman in America. She became the axis on which the Supreme Court turned, and it was often said that to gauge the direction of American law, one need look only to O'Connor's vote. Drawing on information gleaned from once-private papers, hundreds of interviews, and the insight gained from nearly two decades of covering the Supreme Court,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
biografier
Named Person: Sandra Day O'Connor; Sandra Day O'Connor
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Biskupic; Sandra Day O'Connor
ISBN: 006059019X 9780060590192
OCLC Number: 75969726
Notes: "An Ecco book."
Originally published: ECCO, 2005.
Description: 421 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Pioneer roots --
"The rules of the game" --
A Supreme Court opening --
"Never one of the boys" --
Reagan's choice --
The marble palace --
The gender trap --
Ascending the bench --
"The transitory nature of life" --
Still in the game --
Shifting ground on abortion --
End of an era --
Finding new bearings --
Abortion battles continue --
Scalia v. O'Connor --
Open files --
Appearances count --
Moving forward.
Responsibility: Joan Biskupic.

Abstract:

"Sandra Day O'Connor, America's first woman justice, was called the most powerful woman in America. She became the axis on which the Supreme Court turned, and it was often said that to gauge the direction of American law, one need look only to O'Connor's vote. Drawing on information gleaned from once-private papers, hundreds of interviews, and the insight gained from nearly two decades of covering the Supreme Court, author Joan Biskupic offers readers a fascinating portrait of a complex and multifaceted woman-lawyer, politician, legislator, and justice, as well as wife, mother, A-list society hostess, and competitive athlete. Biskupic provides an in-depth account of her transformation from tentative jurist to confident architect of American law. Book jacket."--Jacket.

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