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ISBN#9780812993929
BIB ID#1621971
Call# 347.7326 O

Out of order

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New York : Random House, 2013.
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p. cm.
Summary
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 Sstates 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".

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Summary/Annotation ->  " "I called this book Out of Order because it reflects my goal, which is to share a different side of the Supreme Court. Most people know the Court only as it exists between bangs of the gavel, when the Court comes to order to hear arguments or give opinions. But the stories of the Court and the Justices that come from other 'out of order' moments add to the richness of the Court as both a branch of our government and a human institution."--Justice Sandra Day O'Connor   From Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, 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. Justice O'Connor writes here about some of the landmark changes, unique customs, and remarkable people who served on the Court and helped to shape the history of the institution, and of America as a whole.   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. From the

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