America’s first female Associate Justice of the Supreme Court was confirmed in 1981, and in the quarter century that followed, her vote helped to reaffirm the core holding of Roe v. Wade and declare victory for the Bush presidential campaign against Al Gore. Join us as we explore the trailblazing career of Sandra Day O’Connor, whose decisions continue to influence us today.
Evan Thomas served as a writer, correspondent, and editor at Time and Newsweek and is the author of First: Sandra Day O’Connor. Akhil Reed Amar (moderator), a trustee of the New-York Historical Society, is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University.
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