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Book Review: Sisters in Law - How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World

By Allen Bentley

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Sisters in Law - How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World

By Linda Hirshman
Harper Perennial (2016)
 

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In 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined her. The two served together until O’Connor’s retirement in 2006. In Sisters in Law:How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World, Linda Hirshman presents an exhaustively researched, in-depth profile of these legal pathfinders and their work.

Sisters in Law begins with biography. O’Connor is the daughter of ranchers, imbued with the self-reliance needed to survive in the desert Southwest. She practiced as a solo in Phoenix, then was elected to the Arizona State Senate and became its majority leader. A Republican activist, she was close to Sen. Barry Goldwater. After leaving the Arizona Legislature, she served as a judge in the Arizona trial co

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