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

Paperback | November 7, 2006

byJoan Biskupic

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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, 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.

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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 intervie...

Joan Biskupic writes forUSA Todayand is a frequent guest on PBS'sWashington Week. She previously wrote for theWashington Post. Biskupic earned a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, and she lives in Washington, D.C.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.01 inPublished:November 7, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006059019X

ISBN - 13:9780060590192

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