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Out of Order

Stories From the History of the Supreme Court
O'Connor, Sandra Day (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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From 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. 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, and provides 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 publisher description.
Authors: O'Connor, Sandra Day, 1930-
Title: Out of order
stories from the history of the Supreme Court
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xviii, 233 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Sandra Day O'Connor
Contents: Looming large : historic intersections of the president and the Supreme Court
The call to serve : judicial appointments
A house is not a home : the journey to One First Street
Humble beginnings : the first decade of the United States Supreme Court
Itinerant justice : riding circuit
The Supreme Court's changing jurisdiction
Golden tongues : oral advocacy before the court
Customs and traditions of the court
Some laughs on the bench
Larger-than- life justices
Gone but not forgotten : judicial retirement
Supreme Court "firsts"
Summary: From 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. 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, and provides 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 publisher description.
ISBN: 0812993926
9780812993929
Branch Call Number: 347.732609 O188o 2013
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Courts of last resort United States Anecdotes Courts of last resort United States History United States. Supreme Court Anecdotes United States. Supreme Court History
Topical Term: Courts of last resort
Courts of last resort
LCCN: 2012025708
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From 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.

From 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.


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Aug 22, 2013
  • mrmervis rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Not sure about the title as it seems to imply that the author finds problems with the workings of the Supreme Court. There are a wide range of stories here about the history of the court and some of the justices who have served on it. I would say this is a good choice for those who want a brief overview of the history of the court.

Jun 05, 2013
  • fjvalentin rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Starts out as high school Civics 101, but gets more interesting as she delves into the interesting individuals through the history of the Court, and also the practices of the court. I was astonished to find that up until the 20th century, Supreme Court justices actually had to "ride the circuit" and hear cases in their circuit. Quite exhausting particularly in the early years.

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