Out of order : [stories from the history of the Supreme Court]
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New York : Random House Audio :, [2013].
Book on CD
9780385360814, 0385360819, 9780385360791, 0385360797
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6 sound discs (7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Coventry - Audiobooks
347.7326 OCO CD/BK
1 available
Westerly - Media Room (Main Floor)
347.7326 09 O CD
1 available


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New York : Random House Audio :, [2013].
9780385360814, 0385360819, 9780385360791, 0385360797


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Bonus CD : A reading of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.--Container
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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


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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

O'Connor, S. D. (2013). Out of order: [stories from the history of the Supreme Court] (Unabridged.). Random House Audio :.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

O'Connor, Sandra Day, 1930-. 2013. Out of Order: [stories From the History of the Supreme Court]. New York: Random House Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

O'Connor, Sandra Day, 1930-. Out of Order: [stories From the History of the Supreme Court] New York: Random House Audio, 2013.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

O'Connor, Sandra Day. Out of Order: [stories From the History of the Supreme Court] Unabridged., Random House Audio :, 2013.

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