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Out of Order - Stories from the History of the Supreme Court

Sandra Day O'Connor

"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 the '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. 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 early days of circuit-riding, when justices who also served as trial judges traveled thousands of miles per year on horseback to hear cases, to the changes in civil rights ushered in by Earl Warren and Thurgood Marshall; from foundational decisions such as Marbury vs. Madison to modern-day cases such as Hamdi vs. Rumsfeld, Justice O'Connor weaves together stories and lessons from the history of the Court, charting turning points and pivotal moments that have helped define our nation's progress. With unparalleled insight and her unique perspective as a history-making figure, Justice O'Connor takes us on a personal exploration, painting vivid pictures of Justices in history, including Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., one of the greatest jurists of all time; Thurgood Marshall, whose understated and succinct style would come to transform oral argument; William O. Douglas, called "The Lone Ranger" because of his impassioned and frequent dissents; and John Roberts, whom Justice O'Connor considers to be the finest practitioner of oral argument she has ever witnessed in Court. We get a rare glimpse into the Supreme Court's inner workings: how cases are chosen for hearing; the

"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 the '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. 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 early days of circuit-riding, when justices who also served as trial judges traveled thousands of miles per year on horseback to hear cases, to the changes in civil rights ushered in by Earl Warren and Thurgood Marshall; from foundational decisions such as Marbury vs. Madison to modern-day cases such as Hamdi vs. Rumsfeld, Justice O'Connor weaves together stories and lessons from the history of the Court, charting turning points and pivotal moments that have helped define our nation's progress. With unparalleled insight and her unique perspective as a history-making figure, Justice O'Connor takes us on a personal exploration, painting vivid pictures of Justices in history, including Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., one of the greatest jurists of all time; Thurgood Marshall, whose understated and succinct style would come to transform oral argument; William O. Douglas, called "The Lone Ranger" because of his impassioned and frequent dissents; and John Roberts, whom Justice O'Connor considers to be the finest practitioner of oral argument she has ever witnessed in Court. We get a rare glimpse into the Supreme Court's inner workings: how cases are chosen for hearing; the
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"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 the '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. 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 early days of circuit-riding, when justices who also served as trial judges traveled thousands of miles per year on horseback to hear cases, to the changes in civil rights ushered in by Earl Warren and Thurgood Marshall; from foundational decisions such as Marbury vs. Madison to modern-day cases such as Hamdi vs. Rumsfeld, Justice O'Connor weaves together stories and lessons from the history of the Court, charting turning points and pivotal moments that have helped define our nation's progress. With unparalleled insight and her unique perspective as a history-making figure, Justice O'Connor takes us on a personal exploration, painting vivid pictures of Justices in history, including Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., one of the greatest jurists of all time; Thurgood Marshall, whose understated and succinct style would come to transform oral argument; William O. Douglas, called "The Lone Ranger" because of his impassioned and frequent dissents; and John Roberts, whom Justice O'Connor considers to be the finest practitioner of oral argument she has ever witnessed in Court. We get a rare glimpse into the Supreme Court's inner workings: how cases are chosen for hearing; the

Language:

English

Length:

7h 7m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:54


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:49


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:03


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:36


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:11


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:16


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:37


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:54


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:39


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:11


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:32


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:53


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:58


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:53


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:14


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:15


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:21


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:51


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:27


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:20


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:58


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:38


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

00:31


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:13


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:51


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:18


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:24


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:32


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:08


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:20


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:14


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:32


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:56


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:31


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:42


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:05


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

00:19