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    President George H. W. Bush 1989 Inauguration

    George Bush was sworn in as the nation’s 41st president at 12:00 noon on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor administered the vice-presidential oath to Dan…

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    Lazy B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch

    Justice O’Connor talked about her memoir Lazy B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest, published by Random House. Co-written with her brother, H. Alan Day, the book tells the story of…

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    Influential Women of the West

    Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chavez talked about how their upbringing in the west impacted their lives and shaped their…

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    Lincoln's Legacy and the 13th Amendment

    Panelists talked about the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln and the 13th amendment. Speakers and panelists included William “Bro” Adams, Allen Guelzo, Sidney Blumenthal, David Rubenstein,…

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    Interview with Sandra Day O'Connor

    Sandra Day O’Connor talked about her book, Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court. She was interviewed while at the 2014 National Book Festival, which was held by the Library…

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    Out of Order

    Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor talked about her book, Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court, in which she presents a history of the High Court and…

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    Civics Education in Schools

    Retired Justice Sandra Day O Connor testified on her efforts to educate young people in civics through her iCivics organization. Some of the other issues she addressed were state election of judges, public…

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    The Presidency and the Supreme Court

    Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor delivered the keynote address at “The Presidency and the Supreme Court” conference. She spoke about conflicts between the judicial and executive branches. Former…

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    30th Anniversary of Justice O'Connor's Appointment

    Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan participated in a forum with former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Justice O’Connor’s nomination…

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    The Supreme Court: Home to America's Highest Court, 2010 Edition

    The Supreme Court: Home to America’s Highest Court takes an unprecedented look into the U.S. Supreme Court, its role, traditions and history of the Court featuring interviews with all the…

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    Social, Economic, and Political Division

    Authors, political scientists, and sociologists talked about the issues that divide and separate Americans. Topics debated include immigration, poverty, and race. Former Supreme Court Justice…

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    Jamestown 400th Anniversary Celebration

    President Bush and other dignitaries addressed the large crowd at the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the settlement of Jamestown. The president talked about the history of…

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    Educating the Public

    Former Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and David Souter talked about the importance of civic education to a democratic society with Linda Greenhouse. Topics included current legal issues, educating the…

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    Women's Participation at the Supreme Court

    Panelists talked about the history of women lawyers, the challenges women face in the legal profession, and the role women lawyers have played in oral arguments before the Supreme Court. The panel, which included…

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    Constitutional Conversation

    At an evening event titled “Constitutional Conversation” moderated by Tim Russert, justices talked about the role and operation of the Supreme Court, the state of civics knowledge and…

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    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Remarks

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about her life and experience in the legal profession, and also focused on the appointment of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, Roe vs. Wade,…

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    Judicial Selection

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and a Georgetown law professor participated in a panel discussion on the history of the Court, the life of a…

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    The Supreme Court: Home to America's Highest Court, 2009 Edition

    The Supreme Court: Home to America’s Highest Court takes an unprecedented look into the Supreme Court, its role, traditions and history of the Court featuring interviews with all the…

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    Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Remarks on Choosing Judges

    Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor spoke about selecting state judges at a day-long conference on state courts and recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings. In her remarks she said the recent…

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    Former Supreme Court Justice O'Connor

    Former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was interviewed as part of C-SPAN’s Supreme Court Week. She talked about the role the Founding Fathers envisioned for the Supreme Court. She also talked about…

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