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Justice Sandra O’Connor talks about her legacy

by Patt Morrison

Patt Morrison interviews Justice Sandra Day O'Connor about her efforts to improve civics education on Dec. 11, 2011, in Southern California Public Radio's Crawford Family Forum. Grant Slater/KPCC

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court and she was the tiebreaking vote on landmark cases such as Bush v. Gore. What she experienced there has made her a crusader for civics education. The Justice joins Patt to walk through what she believes will be her greatest legacy,, a web site designed to engage and educate today’s young people to become tomorrow’s civic leaders. Patt talks with her about the Justice’s legacy on the Supreme Court and the challenges of inspiring today’s students to become informed, active participants in our democracy and justice system.


Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, former Supreme Court Justice (1981-2006) appointed by President Ronald Reagan; founder, iCivics

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