The Majesty of the Law

Paperback $16.00

Random House Trade Paperbacks | Apr 13, 2004 | 352 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780812967470

  • Paperback$16.00

    Random House Trade Paperbacks | Apr 13, 2004 | 352 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780812967470

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    Random House | Dec 18, 2007 | 352 Pages | ISBN 9780307432414

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    Random House Audio | Dec 20, 2002 | 630 Minutes | ISBN 9780736698122

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    Random House Audio | Apr 08, 2003 | 360 Minutes | ISBN 9780739302460


“With this important book, one of the most intriguing figures in American history reveals her private musings about history, the law, and her own life—both public and personal. The Majesty of the Law shows us why Sandra Day O’Connor is so compelling as a human being and so vital as a public thinker.”
—Michael Beschloss, author of The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler’s Germany, 1941–1945

“Justice O’Connor’s newest book will intrigue and enlighten many different readers. She discusses multiple issues, including what it’s like to be on the Supreme Court, how and by whom the Court has been shaped, and the meaning of the rule of law. Her reflections on women in the law, and women in power, are especially thought-provoking. No one is better qualified than she to write about these issues, and she does so with her customary wit and clarity.”
—Nan Keohane, president, Duke University

“A marvelous collection of wide-ranging and plainspoken ruminations on the Constitution, constitutionalism, and the Supreme Court by the Court’s first female Justice. Justice O’Connor’s keen-wittedness, honesty, and common sense are revealed throughout. Although she eloquently reveals the majesty of the law, she also brings that majesty down to earth and makes it intelligible to all of us. It is her special genius.”
—Gordon S. Wood, Alva O. Way University Professor and professor of history at Brown University, author of The American Revolution: A History

“In The Majesty of the Law, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has blended personal reflections with key professional insights to give us a richly textured account of the fascinating history, current status, and hopeful future of the rule of law. The fact that the author is destined to take her place among the most influential Justices to serve on the modern U.S. Supreme Court makes this important book all the more significant.”
—James F. Simon, Martin Professor of Law at New York Law School and author of What Kind of Nation: Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and the Epic Struggle to Create a United States

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