Sandra Day O\'Connor

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Sandra Day O\'Connor

Sandra Day O\'Connor

A moment of silence is not inherently religious.More Sandra Day O\'Connor [04/01/2012 07:04:38]
Despite the encouraging and wonderful gains and the changes for women which have occurred in my lifetime, there is still room to advance and to promote correction of the remaining deficiencies and imbalances.More Sandra Day O\'Connor [04/01/2012 07:04:42]
Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom.More Sandra Day O\'Connor [04/01/2012 07:04:47]
Each of us brings to our job, whatever it is, our lifetime of experience and our values.More Sandra Day O\'Connor [04/01/2012 07:04:52]
Having family responsibilities and concerns just has to make you a more understanding person.More Sandra Day O\'Connor [04/01/2012 07:04:57]
Historically courts in this country have been insulated. We do not look beyond our borders for precedents.More Sandra Day O\'Connor [04/01/2012 07:04:01]
I don't know that there are any short cuts to doing a good job.More Sandra Day O\'Connor [04/01/2012 07:04:06]
I need to retire from retirement.More Sandra Day O\'Connor [04/01/2012 07:04:13]
I think the important thing about my appointment is not that I will decide cases as a woman, but that I am a woman who will get to decide cases.More Sandra Day O\'Connor [04/01/2012 07:04:17]
I wanted to be a cattle rancher when I was young, because it was what I knew and I loved it.More Sandra Day O\'Connor [04/01/2012 07:04:21]
I'm a judge. It seemed to me that it was critical to try to take action to stem the criticism and help people understand that in the constitutional framework, it's terribly important not to have a system of retaliation against decisions people don't like.More Sandra Day O\'Connor [04/01/2012 07:04:27]
If I stumbled badly in doing the job, I think it would have made life more difficult for women, and that was a great concern of mine and still is.More Sandra Day O\'Connor [04/01/2012 07:04:32]
It is a measure of the framers' fear that a passing majority might find it expedient to compromise 4th Amendment values that these values were embodied in the Constitution itself.More Sandra Day O\'Connor [04/01/2012 07:04:38]
It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious liberty from a room of silent, thoughtful schoolchildren.More Sandra Day O\'Connor [04/01/2012 07:04:43]
It matters enormously to a successful democratic society like ours that we have three branches of government, each with some independence and some control over the other two. That's set out in the Constitution.More Sandra Day O\'Connor [04/01/2012 07:04:48]
Justice Ginsburg is a very competent justice, and it is a joy to have her on the court, but particularly for me it is a pleasure to have a second woman on the court.More Sandra Day O\'Connor [04/01/2012 07:04:53]
Most high courts in other nations do not have discretion, such as we enjoy, in selecting the cases that the high court reviews. Our court is virtually alone in the amount of discretion it has.More Sandra Day O\'Connor [04/01/2012 07:04:59]
My concern was whether I could do the job of a justice well enough to convince the nation that my appointment was the right move.More Sandra Day O\'Connor [04/01/2012 07:04:04]
My hope is that 10 years from now, after I've been across the street at work for a while, they'll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote.More Sandra Day O\'Connor [04/01/2012 07:04:09]
My sense is that jurists from other nations around the world understand that our court occupies a very special place in the American system, and that the court is rather well regarded in comparison, perhaps, to their own.More Sandra Day O\'Connor [04/01/2012 07:04:17]
Occasionally we have to interpret an international treaty - one, perhaps, affecting airlines and liability for injury to passengers or damage to goods. Then, of course, we have to look to the precedents of other member nations in resolving issues.More Sandra Day O\'Connor [04/01/2012 07:04:21]
Society as a whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons, regardless of race or gender, may have the opportunity to earn respect, responsibility, advancement and remuneration based on ability.More Sandra Day O\'Connor [04/01/2012 07:04:27]
Statutes authorizing unreasonable searches were the core concern of the framers of the 4th Amendment.More Sandra Day O\'Connor [04/01/2012 07:04:32]
The abortion cases produced an enormous amount of mail to my chambers, vastly more than to the other chambers, I am sure. I sometimes thought there wasn't a woman in the United States who didn't write me a letter on one side or the other of that issue.More Sandra Day O\'Connor [04/01/2012 07:04:38]
The courts of this country should not be the places where resolution of disputes begins. They should be the places where the disputes end after alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried.More Sandra Day O\'Connor [04/01/2012 07:04:43]

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