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Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor to Deliver 3rd Annual John Paul Stevens Lecture

Zachary Willis
On September 17, 2013, IAALS and the Byron R. White Center are bringing United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (ret.) to Colorado to deliver the 3rd Annual John Paul Stevens Lecture. The Stevens Lecture brings a well-known jurist to the University of Colorado Law School each year. Registration for the...

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Reflects on the Current State of the Judiciary

Cindy Pham
In an interview with Parade Magazine , Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Honorary Chair of the Advisory Committee to the Quality Judges Initiative , discusses why approval ratings for the U.S. Supreme Court justices have fallen, stressing that the public's broken confidence in the courts is due to misconceptions that the...

Merit Selection Process of The Superior Court of Maricopa County, Arizona

Malia Reddick
The Superior Court of Maricopa County, Arizona has prepared a short video that describes its process for selecting, evaluating, and retaining judges. Appellate courts and trial courts in the three largest counties use the O'Connor Judicial Selection Plan, and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is featured in the video.

The Glass Ceiling

Alli Gerkman
The New York times reviews the legal profession's failure to put women in leadership and judicial positions in the thirty years since Sandra Day O'Connor heard her first Supreme Court case. While three women are on the Supreme Court, as of last year women made up only 22 percent of the federal judiciary and 26 percent...