From Triumph To Tragedy, 'First' Tells Story Of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
Book Review - "First: Sandra Day O'Connor" - Radford University
Sandra Day O'Connor was elected to two terms in the Arizona state senate. Supreme Court. She received unanimous Senate approval and made history as the first woman justice to serve on the nation's highest court. O'Connor was a key swing vote in many important cases, including the upholding of Roe v. She retired in after serving for 24 years.
A moderate conservative, she was known for her dispassionate and meticulously researched opinions. In her accomplishments were acknowledged by President Obama who honored her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Born on March 26, , in El Paso, Texas. She received her degree in and worked in California and Frankfurt, Germany, before settling in Arizona. In , she made the move to state politics with an appointment by Governor Jack Williams to state senate to fill a vacancy.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. The author writes about her life from her childhood to her career as the justice and her retirement. In four pages, the author captures most of the notable events that happened in her life. The article gives many details such as names of schools and the university that she attended, degrees and awards, previous jobs, her books and some of her famous cases. It provides an overall information about her, and details about what she did before and after becoming the first female on the Supreme Court.