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Q & A with Sandra Day O'Connor

Twenty-five years ago this week, Sandra Day O'Connor took her seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the first woman ever on that bench. Her tenure on the...

SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR: The Power Broker

She will be remembered as perhaps the most powerful Supreme Court Justice in recent history. But to her clerks, Sandra Day O'Connor was most memorable for her...

Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!

Counsel, sharpen your legal arguments. The Supreme Court returns for its new term this week, and it's expected to be a corker. This will be the court's first...

Sandra Day O'Connor to Retire

Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, nominated as the first woman on the Supreme Court 24 years ago and a key swing vote throughout her term, announced her...

Bush's Supreme Court Pick: Is She Right Enough?

President Bush, who prides himself on boldness, went with safety for his second Supreme Court nomination. Harriet Ellan Miers —now the White House counsel, and...

Behind the Miers Withdrawal

A few days before Harriet Miers suddenly withdrew her nomination to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, one of President Bush's leading allies on...

Who Will Be the Next Rehnquist?

The death of Chief Justice William Hubbs Rehnquist at 80 was a surprise but not a shock. He had been stricken with thyroid cancer last year and had been widely...

Judging Mr. Right

It's good thing that John Roberts has been universally described as decent, funny, civil and fair, since he may be joining a court with a long history of...

What's at Stake in The Fight

ABORTION Over the past decade, parental-notification rules, mandatory waiting periods and other state restrictions have steadily chipped away at a woman's right...

Meet the Court

With the retirement of Sandra Day O'Connor, the Supreme Court loses its most prominent swing vote. A look at the remaining Justices: Chief Justice...

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