> Skip to content
  • Published: 15 June 2004
  • ISBN: 9780812967470
  • Imprint: Random House US Group
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $29.99
Categories:

The Majesty Of The Law



Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice

In The Majesty of the Law, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor 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, O’Connor 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.

O’Connor 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 nation’s legal system since America’s inception. Straight-talking, clear-eyed, inspiring, The Majesty of the Law is more than a reflection on O’Connor’s 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 women—in voting booths, jury boxes, and homes across the country.

In The Majesty of the Law, Sandra Day O’Connor 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.

  • Published: 15 June 2004
  • ISBN: 9780812967470
  • Imprint: Random House US Group
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $29.99
Categories:

About the author

Sandra Day O'Connor

Sandra Day 0'Connor was born in El Paso, Texas, attended
college and law school at Stanford University, has been
married to John OConnor since 1952, and they have three
sons. She was Arizona state senator from 1969-1975, and
she served on the Arizona Court of Appeals from 1979-
1981. Nominated by President Reagan as Associate Justice
of the United States Supreme Court, she took the oath of
office on September 25, 1981, the first woman to do so.

Also by Sandra Day O'Connor

See all

Related titles