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Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and David Souter on Civic Education

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With support from: Lowell Institute
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Monday, December 13, 2010

Retired Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and David Souter explain the importance of civic education to a democratic society with Linda Greenhouse, a Pultizer-Prize winning *New York Times* reporter and Senior Fellow at Yale Law School.

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Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Reagan in 1981, making her the first woman to serve on the Court. She retired in 2006. She is the author of *Lazy B*, a memoir she wrote with her borther of their childhood. She is also the author of several chilren's books. She received her undergraduate and law degrees from Stanford University.
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Justice David Souter was nominated to the Supreme Court by President George Bush in 1990 and he served until his retirement in June 2009. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard University and was a Rhodes Scholar at Magdalen College, Oxford.
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Linda Greenhouse reported on the Supreme Court for *The New York Times* for 20 years, and currently writes a bieweekly column on law. She won a Pulitzer Prize in 1998. She is now a Senior Research Scholar in Law, the Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. She received her undergraduate degree from Radcliffe College and a Master of Studies in Law from Yale University
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