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

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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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