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.
Nominated by President Ronald Reagan as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, O’Connor took her seat in 1981. She retired in 2006.
Co-presented by the Truman Library Institute and the Federal Court Historical Society.