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Out of Order  free pdf I called this book "Out of Order" because it reflects my goal, which is to share a different side of the Supreme Court. Most people know the Court only as it exists between bangs of the gavel, when the Court comes to order to hear arguments or give opinions. But the stories of the Court and the Justices that come from the out of order moments add to the richness of the Court as both a branch of our government and a human institution. Justice Sandra Day O Connor From Justice Sandra Day O Connor, the first woman to sit on the United States Supreme Court, comes this fascinating book about the history and evolution of the highest court in the land. "Out of Order "sheds light on the centuries of change and upheaval that transformed the Supreme Court from its uncertain beginnings into the remarkable institution that thrives and endures today. From the early days of circuit-riding, when justices who also served as trial judges traveled thousands of miles per year on horseback to hear cases, to the changes in civil rights ushered in by Earl Warren and Thurgood Marshall- from foundational decisions such as "Marbury vs. Madison "to modern-day cases such as "Hamdi vs. Rumsfeld, "Justice O Connor weaves together stories and lessons from the history of the Court, charting turning points and pivotal moments that have helped define our nation s progress. With unparalleled insight and her unique perspective as a history-making figure, Justice O Connor takes us on a personal exploration, painting vivid pictures of Justices in history, including Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., one of the greatest jurists of all time- Thurgood Marshall, whose understated and succinct style would come to transform oral argument- William O. Douglas, called The Lone Ranger because of his impassioned and frequent dissents- and John Roberts, whom Justice O Connor considers to be the finest practitioner of oral argument she has ever witnessed in Court. We get a rare glimpse into the Supreme Court s inner workings: how cases are chosen for hearing- the personal relationships that exist among the Justices- and the customs and traditions, both public and private, that bind one generation of jurists to the next from the seating arrangements at Court lunches to the fiercely competitive basketball games played in the Court Building s top-floor gymnasium, the so-called highest court in the land. Wise, candid, and assured, "Out of Order "is a rich offering of inspiring stories of one of our country s most important institutions, from one of our country s most respected pioneers. In this delightful collection of tales, Sandra Day O Connor shows us the personal side of the Supreme Court while reminding us of the critical role the Court plays. It s a lovely book and a valuable treasure for all Americans. Walter Isaacson, author of "Steve Jobs""

About Sandra Day O'Connor

Sandra Day O Connor was born in El Paso, Texas, and raised on the Lazy B Ranch. She attended Stanford University, where she took Wallace Stegner s writing course. She began her public service in Phoenix, and was majority leader of the Arizona Senate before becoming a judge. She is the author of "Lazy B, " a memoir about growing up in the Southwest, and "The Majesty of the Law, " a reflection on American law and life. President Reagan nominated her as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and she served from 1981 to 2006. She serves as Chancellor of the College of William

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Author : Sandra Day O'Connor
Publisher : Random House Audiobooks
Data Published : 15 December 2014
ISBN : 0385360797
EAN : 9780385360791
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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