In The Majesty of the Law, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day OÂConnor explores the law, her life as a Justice, and how the Court has evolved and continues to function, grow, and change as an American institution. Tracing some of the origins of American law through history, people, and ideas, OÂConnor sheds new light on the basics, and through personal observation she explores the development of institutions and ideas we have come to regard as fundamental.
OÂConnor discusses notable cases that have shaped American democracy and the Court as we know it today, and she traces the turbulent battle women have fought for a place in our nationÂs legal system since AmericaÂs inception. Straight-talking, clear-eyed, inspiring, The Majesty of the Law is more than a reflection on OÂConnorÂs own experiences as the first female Justice of the Supreme Court; it also contains a discussion of how the suffrage movement changed the lives of womenÂin voting booths, jury boxes, and homes across the country.
In The Majesty of the Law, Sandra Day OÂConnor reveals some of what she has learned and believes about American law and life, insights gleaned over her years as one of the most powerful and inspiring women in American history.
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