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KLIATTThis biography of the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court paints a readable picture of Sandra Day O'Connor from her early days on a huge, isolated range in Arizona to her school days away from her family, her higher education, and her career up to her appointment to the Supreme Court. The author attempts to explain O'Connor's political views and judicial temperament through her upraising and experiences, including her inability to be taken seriously by any law firm when she graduated from Stanford Law School third in her class. Important also is her political career and her life as a wife and mother. McFeatters also goes into detail about some of the major judicial issues of the day, such as affirmative action, abortion, and capital punishment; and she describes the character and personality of the justices with whom O'Connor served. KLIATT Codes: JSA--Recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2005, Univ. of New Mexico Press, 224p. illus. bibliog. index., $21.95.. Ages 12 to adult.