‘Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court’ by Sandra Day O’Connor
June 23, 2013
Alberto Rios sat down with former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to talk about her new book, Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court
The book embarks on the history and evolution of the highest court in the United States. From the early days of judges serving in circuit and having to find their own transportation, to recent times.
Out of Order sheds light on the changes and upheaval that transformed the Supreme Court from its earliest beginnings to the institution that thrives today.
Out of Order allows the reader to see the Supreme Court’s inner workings, the personal relationships that exist among the Justices, and the customs and traditions throughout history.
It reveals the turning points and pivotal moments that have helped define the United States from the important court decisions.
Justice O’Connor takes the reader on a personal exploration, painting vivid pictures of justices in history and shows the personal side of the Supreme Court.
During the interview, O’Connor spoke about iCivics, the free website she started to get U.S. citizens more informed about their government and how it works.
“We have all these things called iPad, iPad iPod. All that stuff. So I wanted to start a website about civics. And I thought well let’s call it iCivics. And it works. It’s been a catchy way to refer to it,” O’Connor said.