University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Name O'Connor, Sandra Day
City Washington
State DC
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender F
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

O`Connor, Sandra Day
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

O`Connor, Sandra Day
Born 1930 in El Paso, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on August 19, 1981, to a seat vacated by Potter Stewart. Confirmed by the Senate on September 21, 1981, and received commission on September 22, 1981. Assumed senior status on January 31, 2006.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Sixth Circuit, October 1, 1981-September 25, 1986
Ninth Circuit, September 26, 1986-January 31, 2006
Eleventh Circuit, September 10, 1987-December 1, 1987

Stanford University, A.B., 1950
Stanford Law School, LL.B., 1952

Professional Career:
Deputy county attorney, San Mateo County, California, 1952-1953
Civil attorney, Quartermaster Market Center, Frankfurt, Germany, 1954-1957
Private practice, Phoenix, Arizona, 1957-1965
Assistant attorney general, State of Arizona, 1965-1969
State senator, Arizona, 1969-1975; majority leader, 1973-1974
Judge, Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County, 1975-1979
Judge, Arizona Court of Appeals, 1979-1981
Research Collections
Oral History

compress summary

Case(s) CJ-AL-0002 : Nelson v. Campbell
CJ-AZ-0001 : LaGrand v. Lewis
CJ-CA-0007 : Beardslee v. Woodford
DR-MO-0001 : Missouri Protection and Advocacy Services v. Carnahan
DR-TN-0001 : Lane v. Tennessee
EE-MS-0058 : Smith v. Jackson
EE-WI-0058 : International Union v. Johnson Controls, Inc.
FA-KY-0003 : ACLU of Kentucky v. McCreary County, Kentucky
FH-WI-0001 : U.S. v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company
ID-TX-0001 : Lelsz v. Kavanaugh
IM-CA-0002 : Flores v. Reno [later Meese, Johnson, Kelly, Sessions]
IM-CA-0011 : Catholic Social Services v. Ashcroft
IM-CA-0022 : American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee v. Ashcroft
IM-CA-0032 : Kim v. Schiltgen
IM-NY-0006 : Haitian Centers Council, Inc. v. McNary
IM-NY-0031 : Velazquez v. Legal Services Corp
IM-WA-0009 : Immigrant Assistance Project of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO) v. INS
PC-AL-0028 : Hope v. Pelzer
PC-CA-0041 : Johnson v. California
PC-IA-0025 : Americans United for Separation of Church and State et al v. Prison Fellowship Ministries et al
PC-IN-0003 : French v. Miller
PC-KY-0007 : Kendrick v. Bland
PC-MI-0003 : Hadix v. Johnson
PC-MO-0004 : Turner v. Safley
PC-OH-0017 : Wilson v. Seiter
PD-MI-0002 : Tesmer v. Granholm
SD-MI-0002 : Grutter v. Bollinger
SD-MI-0003 : Gratz v. Bollinger
VR-AZ-0051 : Coronado v. Brewer
VR-FL-0057 : Johnson v. DeGrandy

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