About the Program
In this Encore Booknotes presentation from January 2001, retiring Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor talks about her memoir "Lazy B." Co-written with her brother, H. Alan Day, the book tells the story of three generations of the Day family and of growing up on the Lazy B Ranch in Arizona. Justice O’Connor’s grandfather set up the Lazy B in 1880 and the ranch developed and prospered under the care of her parents. The book recounts the cowboys, cattle drives and hardships of her youth, and the values instilled by a self-reliant way of life. The second volume of Justice O’Connor’s memoir, titled "The Majesty of the Law," was released in April 2003.
Sandra Day O'Connor
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, a graduate of Stanford Law School, served as assistant attorney general, state senator, and superior court judge in the state of Arizona. She was appointed to the Arizona Court of Appeals in 1979 and the United States Supreme Court in 1981. She is the first woman to hold the position of U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Justice O'Connor announced her retirement from the Supreme Court on Friday, July 1, 2005.
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