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

By: Joan Biskupic
Published: ©2005
Pages: 421
Total Copies: 19
Genre: Nonfiction | Biographies & MemoirsCourts & Laws | Women in History


Description: 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.