The Norman Transcript


February 9, 2014

Wagner’s Trombone Choir set to kick off his 45th year at OU



The County District 3 post was held by Democrats until Rusty Sullivan defeated Leroy Krohmer in 2006. Sullivan is expected to run for a third, four-year term. Daryl Covey of Lexington will also run in the Republican primary. State Rep.Mike Reynolds is also considering a run at the post.


Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is quite the draw. Her appearance on campus this week marked one of the largest audiences ever at an OU President’s Associates dinner.

Justice O’Connor, who turns 84 next month, had some advice for judges feeling the pressure of popular opinion weighing on their adherence to the rule of law. “It’s called a backbone,” O’Connor said.

She had some advice for young women entering the legal profession. Get as much experience as you can and don’t ever give up.

O’Connor should know. When she graduated No. 3 in her Stanford Law School class no one would hire her. She answered 40 help wanted ads on her law school bulletin board but no one returned her calls. One firm wanted to know about her typing skills. She eventually landed a job as an assistant county attorney in California.

In about 30 years, she went from being an unemployed law school graduate to her 1981 appointment the first woman justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Andy Rieger


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