Sandra Day O’Connor Institute For American Democracy

“We are fortunate in the United States to have a stable and a durable democratic government. But we can’t be complacent in assuming this good fortune will continue… It is the citizens of our nation who must preserve our system of government, and we cannot forget that.”

                                                           ~ Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

Constitution Series: Equality And Justice For All

ENRICHING AMERICA’S STORIES: Expanding Diverse Collection

14th Librarian of Congress

Thursday, April 8, 2021

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Sandra Day O’Connor Digital Library and Resource Center

For the first time, Justice O’Connor’s body of work across her decades in public service is available in an easily accessible, searchable format. Now everyone — from students to legal scholars and general public can access all of this information, right at their fingertips. Users can view a vast collection of her legal opinions, legislative career, interviews, articles, photos and more along with a detailed timeline of Justice O’Connor’s storied life.

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Patrons Circle Tête-A-Tête Featuring Author Gary Stuart

The concept of “Miranda rights” was enshrined in U.S. law following the 1966 Miranda v. Arizona Supreme Court decision, which found that the Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights of Ernesto Arturo Miranda had been violated during his arrest and trial. One of the most significant Supreme Court cases in U.S. history has its roots in Arizona and is closely tied to the state’s leading legal figures. Miranda has become a household word. Gary Stuart knew nearly all of the figures involved in Miranda.

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O’Connor U

O’Connor U is a transformational initiative to bring our educational programs online and provide a cutting-edge digital platform that teaches “Civics for Life” to all generations, from middle schoolers to grandparents.

By creating new, innovative civics education opportunities for generations of citizens, O’Connor U will expand our impact through digital cultural programs nationwide.

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Constitution Series: Equality And Justice For All


Brown v. Board of Education”

With Distinguished Guest Speaker

Cheryl Brown Henderson

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A Virtual Charitable Benefit

Susan Page
USA Today Washington Bureau Chief

Barbara Pierce Bush
First Daughter and Granddaughter of Barbara Bush

The Annual Legacy Luncheon Honors The Legacy And Lifetime Work Of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

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About The O’Connor Institute

Civics For Life

Founded by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the O’Connor Institute, a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3), continues her distinguished legacy and lifetime work to advance civics education, civic engagement and civil discourse.

Because we care about our democracy, the O’Connor Institute believes in civic engagement and lifelong learning for every generation.

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Join The 2021 O’Connor Civics Challenge Interest List!

back by popular demand, the 2nd annual O’Connor Civics Challenge will kick off in March. Last year the nationwide competition was fierce and the videos produced were truly exceptional.

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Founded by retired United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor,

the O’Connor Institute For American Democracy, a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3),

continues her distinguished legacy and lifetime work to advance American democracy through

civics education, civic engagement and civil discourse.

With Appreciation To Our Collaborative Partners

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From Justice O’Connor

“Society, at all levels, has a need to work together to solve the many challenges facing our nation. I know that it is possible for people to sit down together and engage in cooperative problem solving. My hope is to re-create a place that will be a center for problem-solving and for bringing together groups with divergent views. This is what I want the O’Connor Institute to stand for. We can do it. The possibilities are endless.”

~ Sandra Day O’Connor
Associate Justice, Retired
Supreme Court of the United States


Support The O’Connor Institute For American Democracy

General Donation Patron’s Circle Sandra Day O’Connor Scholarship Fund

Your investment in the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute For American Democracy furthers the organization’s mission to continue Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s legacy and lifetime work to advance civics education, civic engagement and civil discourse.

Sandra Day O’Connor Institute Programs made possible by your generous support include:

Civics For Life

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Press Room

Sandra Day O’Connor Institute For American Democracy Launched

Sandra Day O’Connor Institute Launches O’CONNOR U

Governor Doug Ducey Announces Sandra Day O’Connor Civics Celebration Day in His State of the State Address

Sandra Day O’Connor House Named to National Register of Historic Places

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The O’Connor Institute leadership is inspired by the wisdom and guidance of our Founder, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.



Sandra Day O’Connor Institute

Email: info@oconnorinstitute.org
Phone: 602-730-3300 | Fax: 602-324-7583 Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 66422 | Phoenix, Arizona 85082 Office Address (no mail):
111 East Taylor Street | Phoenix, Arizona 85004

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