Argus Leader: O'Connor's Talk Offers Judicial Perspective

The first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court discussed her time as a justice and the court's key decisions Monday in Sioux Falls.

Sandra Day O'Connor, 78, who served 25 years as a justice ending Jan. 31, 2006, highlighted court decisions that shaped her time on the nation's highest court. O'Connor was the 14th Boe Forum speaker at Augustana College's Elmen Center. The series focuses on public affairs.

O'Connor, who came from humble roots on a southeast Arizona ranch, said many of the high court's cases arise from individuals' claims that their constitutional rights have been infringed.

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Melanie Brandert
Argus Leader