Thursday, January 19, 2006

HistoryPodcast 45 - Sandra Day O'Connor

Sandra Day O'Connor has been an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States since 1981. She was the first woman to serve on the Court. Due to her case-by-case approach to jurisprudence and her relatively moderate political views, she was the crucial swing vote of the Court for many of her final years on the bench. In 2004, Forbes Magazine called her the fourth most powerful woman in the United States and the sixth most powerful in the world.

HistoryPodcast 45 - Sandra Day O'Connor.mp3 9:36 - 8.9MB

Related Links

Wikipedia entry

A biography on O'Connor

Another shorter biography on O'Connor article on O'Connor

Related Books

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

Lazy B : Growing up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest -- by Sandra Day O'Connor

The Majesty of the Law: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice -- by Sandra Day O'Connor

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