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Out of Order [compact Disc]

[stories From The History Of The Supreme Court]

By Sandra Day O'Connor, 1930-

“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 personal relationships that exist among the Justices; and the customs and traditions, both public and private, that bind one generation of jurists to the next—from the seating arrangements at Court lunches to the fiercely competitive basketball games played in the Court Building’s top-floor gymnasium, the so-called “highest court in the land.”
 
Wise, candid, and assured, Out of Order is a rich offering of inspiring stories of one of our country’s most important institutions, from one of our country’s most respected pioneers.
 
“In this delightful collection of tales, Sandra Day O’Connor shows us the personal side of the Supreme Court while reminding us of the critical role the Court plays. It’s a lovely book—and a valuable treasure for all Americans.”—Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs

Format

Audio Books

Availability

1 available at Sandhills
  • CD 347.732609 OCo [6 DISC], Book on CD Nonfiction
1 available at St. Andrews (Broad River)
  • CD 347.732609 OCo [6 DISC], Book on CD Nonfiction

ISBN

9780385360791


Format: Audio Books
Author: O'Connor, Sandra Day, 1930-
Summary: 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 personal relationships that exist among the Justices ; and the customs and traditions, both public and private, that bind one generation of jurists to the next -- from the seating arrangements at Court lunches to the fiercely competitive basketball games played in the Court Building's top-floor gymnasium, the so-called "highest court in the land." Wise, candid, and assured, Out of Order is a rich offering of inspiring stories of one of our country's most important institutions, from one of our country's most respected pioneers.--Publisher's web site
Title: Out of order [compact disc] : [stories from the history of the Supreme Court] / Sandra Day O'Connor.
Publisher Date: New York : Random House Audio : Books on Tape, p2013.
Subject: United States. Supreme Court -- History. United States. Supreme Court -- Anecdotes. Courts of last resort -- United States -- History. Courts of last resort -- United States -- Anecdotes.
Isbn: 9780385360791
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: 347.732609 OCo
Oclc: 793580481
Upc: 9780385360791
Bib Id: 430601

Format: Audio Books
Author: O'Connor, Sandra Day, 1930-
Summary: 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 personal relationships that exist among the Justices ; and the customs and traditions, both public and private, that bind one generation of jurists to the next -- from the seating arrangements at Court lunches to the fiercely competitive basketball games played in the Court Building's top-floor gymnasium, the so-called "highest court in the land." Wise, candid, and assured, Out of Order is a rich offering of inspiring stories of one of our country's most important institutions, from one of our country's most respected pioneers.--Publisher's web site
Title: Out of order [compact disc] : [stories from the history of the Supreme Court] / Sandra Day O'Connor.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: New York : Random House Audio : Books on Tape, p2013.
Description: 6 sound discs (7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: United States. Supreme Court -- History.
Subjects: United States. Supreme Court -- Anecdotes.
Subjects: Courts of last resort -- United States -- History.
Subjects: Courts of last resort -- United States -- Anecdotes.
Genre: Audiobooks
Other Author: Random House Audio (Firm)
Other Author: Books on Tape, Inc.
Other Title: Declaration of Independence.
Other Title: Constitution of the United States.
Notes: Subtitle from container.
Notes: Compact discs.
Notes: Bonus CD : A reading of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.--Container
Notes: Read by the author.
Contents: Discs 1-5. Out of order -- Disc 6. Declaration of Independence (tracks 1-2) ; Constitution of the United States (tracks 3-END)
ISBN: 9780385360791
Publisher Number: RHA 3989
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 3
Medium: [compact disc] :
Call Number: 347.732609 OCo