Sandra Day O'Connor: Reagan Picks Cowgirl for High Court
Commonwealth Club - Herbst Theatre
Sandra Day O'Connor, former justice and the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, discusses her new book "Lazy B," and how growing up on a cattle ranch impacted her decisions on the bench.
In a rare public appearance, Justice O'Connor will discuss the need for a better-informed citizenry as well as her life, career, and views on the role of the U.S. Supreme Court. O'Connor, the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court, strongly believes that America suffers from a lack of civic education, and that is hurting Americans' capacity to solve 21st century challenges. To revitalize civic education, she founded iCivics, which uses innovative methods such as video games to engage young people in learning about government and civic participation. Since 2009, iCivics has reached over 1.5 million young people and sparked a national discussion about this important cornerstone of our democratic heritage.