Nomination of Sandra Day O'Connor: Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-seventh Congress, First Session, on the Nomination of Judge Sandra Day O'Connor, of Arizona, to Serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, September 9, 10, and 11, 1981

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1982 - 414 sidor
 

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Sida 168 - In approaching this problem, we cannot turn the clock back to 1868 when the Amendment was adopted, or even to 1896 when Plessy v. Ferguson was written. We must consider public education in the light of its full development and its present place in American life throughout the Nation.
Sida 337 - Act shall for any reason be questioned in any court, and shall be adjudged unconstitutional or invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remaining provisions thereof but shall be confined in its operation to the specific provisions so held unconstitutional or invalid...
Sida 410 - ... female sex evidently unfits it for many of the occupations of civil life. The constitution of the family organization, which is founded in the divine ordinance, as well as in the nature of things, indicates the domestic sphere as that which properly belongs to the domain and functions of womanhood. The harmony, not to say identity, of interests and views which belong or should belong to the family institution, is repugnant to the idea of a woman adopting a distinct and independent career from...
Sida 358 - CRY aloud, spare not, Lift up thy voice like a trumpet, And shew my people their transgression, And the house of Jacob their sins.
Sida 70 - The doctrine of the separation of powers was adopted by the Convention of 1787, not to promote efficiency but to preclude the exercise of arbitrary power. The purpose was, not to avoid friction, but, by means of the inevitable friction incident to the distribution of the governmental powers among three departments, to save the people from autocracy.
Sida 187 - I do solemnly swear that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich...
Sida 317 - Viability is usually placed at about seven months (28 weeks) but may occur earlier, even at 24 weeks.
Sida 186 - ... influence them in their interpretation of the sweeping clauses of the Constitution and their interaction with one another. It would be not merely unusual, but extraordinary, if they had not at least given opinions as to constitutional issues in their previous legal careers. Proof that a Justice's mind at the time he joined the Court was a complete tabula rasa in the area of constitutional adjudication would be evidence of lack of qualification, not lack of bias.
Sida 298 - Man is, or should be, woman's protector and defender. The natural and proper timidity and delicacy which belongs to the female sex evidently unfits it for many of the occupations of civil life.
Sida 337 - Insofar as the provisions of this Act are inconsistent with the provisions of any other law, the provisions of this Act shall be controlling.

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