Sandra Day O’Connor Appears on The Daily ShowMarch 4th, 2009 - 10:39 pm ICT by GD
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor appeared as a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart talking about her latest work that includes attempting to make the youth engage in civics.
The 78-year old former Justice has not stopped working since she retired from the Supreme Court in October 2005. She was the first woman to be appointed to the nation’s highest court. Before her appointment to the Supreme Court she was an elected official and judge in Arizona. Listed as the most powerful woman in America in 2001, she was also among the most powerful women in the world in 2004 and 2005. Other American women who have made it to the Forbes list are Condoleeza Rice, Laura Bush and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Sandra is presently the Chancellor of the College of William and Mary, and is part of several Board of Trustees.
The hugely accomplished woman seems even more interested in making civics appeal and be accessible to the youth of America. She is now part of an interactive website called Ourcourts.org to facilitate this. O’Connor appeared on The Daily Show and spoke to the host Jon Stewart about the website and her efforts to make civics interest the American youth. She said that the website would be a great help for students, teachers and anyone else that might be interested. There is a forum where one can leave a question for Justice O’Connor making her accessible to the average person on the street.
O’Connor had earlier commended the state of Missouri for the way it selects court judges and advised other states to learn from it and create a more transparent and democratic legal system.
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