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Biographer recounts O’Connor’s cancer battle, care for husband’s dementia

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor listens Wednesday as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg pays tribute to her advocacy on behalf of civic education, impact on female judges and justice for women and girls worldwide at the Seneca Women Global Leadership Forum at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. (AP Photo)

In his compelling biography of the U.S. Supreme Court’s first female justice, Evan Thomas pierces the steely demeanor Sandra Day O’Connor displayed on the bench for nearly a quarter-century to present her emotional turmoil when facing advanced-stage breast cancer and, ...

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Weich advised Democratic senators on O’Connor succession, new book says

University of Baltimore School of Law Dean Ronald Weich. (File photo)

University of Baltimore School of Law Dean Ronald Weich assisted Senate Democrats as they prepared in July 2005 to advise President George W. Bush on whom he should name to succeed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, journalist Joan ...

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Gansler, Raskin recall O’Connor’s opposition to judicial elections

04.24.13- BALTIMORE, MD- Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler during a newsmaker interview at TDR. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s farewell announcement from public life this week quiets the voice of perhaps the most eloquent opponent of judicial elections to ever speak out against the practice in Maryland. Appearing in Annapolis eight years ...

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