Sandra Day O'Connor Quotes


31 Sandra Day O'Connor quotes:



"Statutes authorizing unreasonable searches were the core concern of the framers of the 4th Amendment."
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"Having family responsibilities and concerns just has to make you a more understanding person."
"Justice Ginsburg is a very competent justice, and it is a joy to have her on the court, but particularly for me it is a pleasure to have a second woman on the court."
"Occasionally we have to interpret an international treaty - one, perhaps, affecting airlines and liability for injury to passengers or damage to goods. Then, of course, we have to look to the precedents of other member nations in resolving issues."
"The members of the court were just delighted to have a ninth member - male or female. They were all kind and welcoming."
"We pay a price when we deprive children of the exposure to the values, principles, and education they need to make them good citizens."
"Young women today often have very little appreciation for the real battles that took place to get women where they are today in this country. I don't know how much history young women today know about those battles."
"I need to retire from retirement."
"If I stumbled badly in doing the job, I think it would have made life more difficult for women, and that was a great concern of mine and still is."
"Most high courts in other nations do not have discretion, such as we enjoy, in selecting the cases that the high court reviews. Our court is virtually alone in the amount of discretion it has."
"Society as a whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons, regardless of race or gender, may have the opportunity to earn respect, responsibility, advancement and remuneration based on ability."
"What was a problem was the excessive amount of media attention to the appointment of the first woman and everything she did. Everywhere that Sandra went, the press was sure to go. And that got tiresome; it was stressful."
"Despite the encouraging and wonderful gains and the changes for women which have occurred in my lifetime, there is still room to advance and to promote correction of the remaining deficiencies and imbalances."
"Each of us brings to our job, whatever it is, our lifetime of experience and our values."
"I wanted to be a cattle rancher when I was young, because it was what I knew and I loved it."
"The more education a woman has, the wider the gap between men's and women's earnings for the same work."
"There was no hostility at the court when I arrived."
"My concern was whether I could do the job of a justice well enough to convince the nation that my appointment was the right move."
"The courts of this country should not be the places where resolution of disputes begins. They should be the places where the disputes end after alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried."
"Yes, I will bring the understanding of a woman to the Court, but I doubt that alone will affect my decisions."



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