The first woman appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States, Sandra Day O’Connor has learned firsthand the inner workings, history, evolution, and influence of the nation’s highest court.
The retired justice now shares those insights in a discussion of her new book Out of Order. O’Connor sheds light on the centuries of change and upheaval that characterize the history of the Supreme Court. She also provides vivid portraits of justices such as Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Thurgood Marshall, William O. Douglas, and current Chief Justice John Roberts.
Due to extremely strong interest in this event, seating in Kirk Hall, as well as the overflow seating on the East and West mezzanines, is now closed. Individuals making RSVPs after 3:50 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, 2013, will be directed to Helzberg Auditorium and other sections of the Central Library where Sandra Day O’Connor’s talk will be broadcast via closed-circuit television.