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    Female Politician Outline Sandra Day O’Connor. Amani Elkhatib. October 7, 2015 Introduction: Introduce your selection and include why you chose this person for your case study. State your thesis in this paragraph. Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Sandra Day O’Connor faced much criticism from equal sides of the left and right. She was faced with lots of scorn and had many expectations on her shoulders. In 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman justice to ever be appointed to the Supreme Court. Criticism from the conservatives branched from her lack of experience on constitutional and federal judicial knowledge. However, the liberals were much pleased to see a woman on the Supreme Court although they were dismayed at the simple fact…

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    justice of the U.S. Supreme Court” (Sandra Bio 2). Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the U.S Supreme Court, influenced the lives of many women today by breaking the barriers and going beyond the confinements of her comfort zone. Sandra Day O’Connor was born on March 26, 1930, in El Paso, Texas. While growing up throughout her adolescent years, she spent her summers at her family’s ranch in Arizona and attended school in El Paso. O’Connor attended the Radford School for girls…

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    Sandra Day O’Connor was born in El Paso, Texas in 1930. She graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in economics, and she also received her LL.B. from the Stanford Law School. O'Connor served as Assistant Attorney General of Arizona from 1965 to 1969, and was then appointed to fill a vacancy in the Arizona State Senate. She became the first woman to serve as its Majority Leader. In 1975 she was elected to the Maricopa County Superior Court and in 1979 was elevated to the Arizona State…

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    have a rather conservative take on things. He is well known to lean towards making decisions that align with the ideals of a libertarian. On April 1, 1950, Samuel A. Alito Jr. was born in Trenton, New Jersey. He was raised in Hamilton, New Jersey. His father, Samuel A. Alito, emigrated from Italy and both of his parents were school teachers. Alito’s strong views on immigration originate from his father. Even through grade school, Alito has part of student politics and debate teams (Oyez). He…

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    Chief Justice Rehnquist was appointed by Richard Nixon, in part as a response to the Warren Court’s liberal streak, which he used as a campaign issue. During his confirmation he was met with controversy as it became apparent he in fact disagreed with the precedent set in Borwn v. Board of Education. As an associate Justice he began as states’ rights advocate, which often not only placed Rehnquist not only in the minority, but as a lone dissenter. As time wore on the Court began to become more…

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    of this case is: “Does the Sixth Amendment’s right to speedy trial apply to the sentencing phase of a criminal prosecution?” (Betterman). In her opinion, she holds that the Sixth amendment does not apply once the defendant is proven guilty or has pleaded charges. Ginsburg holds that there is specific emphasis on the Speedy Trial Clause protecting the accused not the convicted, and in this case Betterman was convicted (Betterman). If there were a violation of the Speedy Trial Clause, the only…

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    with disabilities. The least restrictive environment (LRE) provisions mandate the inclusion of students with disabilities in regular classrooms in order to provide them the broadest range of opportunities (Essex, 2016). 14. What is the definition of “related services?” Related services are defined as those that must be provided to allow the child with disabilities to benefit from special education (Essex, 2016). 15. What did the U.S. Supreme Court decide in Schaeffer v. Weast (2005)? The US…

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    being “narrowly tailored” (Higginbotham and Bergin). They also said, “[b]y definition, a diversity based program cannot be overbroad. Its goal is not meant to provide proportional compensation for prior wrongs (Higginbotham and Bergin). The defense law team for Bollinger argued in front of the court stating, “enrolling a ‘critical mass’ of underrepresented minority students was ‘necessary’ as to realize the educational benefits of a diverse student body” (Anderson). A majority decision was made…

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    Oveta Culp Hobby Analysis

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    Oveta Culp Hobby- extra credit I attended the event on Oveta Culp Hobby. Oveta was a native texan who humbly paved a way for women in law as well as the army. She was born in killeen, in 1905 which is part of what make her so remarkable. In her time women had very limited to no rights, but she, from a young age was set firmly in her ways and unwaveringly stood for what she believed in. For example one day during sunday school a woman's temperance group came to her class. The women were having…

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    In Marge Piercy’s narrative poem, “Barbie Doll”, the story of a young girl is told from the viewpoint of an outside speaker watching her grow up around the norms of society and ultimately ends her life because of it. Throughout each stanza, a new important piece of information is expressed to the readers to contribute to both the theme and tone of the poem. Piercy is able to cultivate the idea that inward beauty is not valued in today’s society, and that artificial perfection can only be…

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