Arizona is doing well in regards to gender representation in the state Legislature, but it could take 30 years before the state reaches gender parity in its law-making body.Read More »
While the first female justice never managed to persuade her fellow justices to join her regularly, her workout class became a court fixture and a hit with a devoted group of women who live in the court's Capitol Hill neighborhood.Read More »
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor said Wednesday it's critical to the future of democracy to prepare school students for citizenship.Read More »
As expectations for reading, writing and math have increased, emphasis on civic awareness among Arizona students has dropped, according to the state’s top education official.Read More »
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is hosting a forum on the economic implications of extending U.S. citizenship to immigrants living illegally in the country.Read More »
A bipartisan group of business and community leaders has proposed a four-point immigration plan for Arizona.Read More »
TUCSON — When Sandra Day O'Connor was a member of the Arizona Senate in the 1970s and needed to get business done, she would bring folks from both sides of the aisle to the adobe house she and her husband built, serve Mexican food and beer and work things out, civilly. Sadly, politicians in Arizona and the U.S. are struggling with the concept of civil discussion — unfortunate, because civil discussion leads to "good civic action," O'Connor said July 19 at the YWCA Tucson.Read More »
Sandra Day O'Connor is set to dedicate Maricopa County Superior Court's new building on Tuesday in what officials say is the largest construction project in county history.Read More »
As accusations of partisan politics and foul play continue to assail Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission, a message of confidence and encouragement was delivered to the group by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.Read More »
Arizona’s two most esteemed jurists were pioneers in their own right, opening the door for women to courts of the highest level.
Both icons — Sandra Day O’Connor and Lorna E. Lockwood — also served in the Arizona Legislature.