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The Resource Out of order : [stories from the history of the Supreme Court], Sandra Day O'Connor

Out of order : [stories from the history of the Supreme Court], Sandra Day O'Connor

Label
Out of order : [stories from the history of the Supreme Court]
Title
Out of order
Title remainder
[stories from the history of the Supreme Court]
Statement of responsibility
Sandra Day O'Connor
Title variation
Stories from the history of the Supreme Court
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Connor, Sandra Day
Dewey number
347.73/2609
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
KF8742
LC item number
.O276 2013ab
Literary text for sound recordings
history
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Courts of last resort
  • Courts of last resort
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Out of order : [stories from the history of the Supreme Court], Sandra Day O'Connor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Compact discs
  • Bonus CD : A reading of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.--Container
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Discs 1-5. Out of order -- Disc 6. Declaration of Independence (tracks 1-2) ; Constitution of the United States (tracks 3-END)
Control code
1415633
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
6 audio discs (7 hr., 6 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780385360814
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • RHA 3989 ;
  • DICD 0267
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1415633
  • (OCoLC)793580481
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Out of order : [stories from the history of the Supreme Court], Sandra Day O'Connor
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Compact discs
  • Bonus CD : A reading of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.--Container
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Discs 1-5. Out of order -- Disc 6. Declaration of Independence (tracks 1-2) ; Constitution of the United States (tracks 3-END)
Control code
1415633
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
6 audio discs (7 hr., 6 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780385360814
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • RHA 3989 ;
  • DICD 0267
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1415633
  • (OCoLC)793580481
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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