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December 19, 2023

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor: A Legacy

Episode 304

As the nation grieves the passing of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, she is remembered not just for her groundbreaking work within the Court, but also as a dedicated and passionate civic educator. This week host Elisa is joined by Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker and Suzanne Spaulding to discuss Justice O’Connor's legacy, her impact on civics education, and how her influence inside and outside of the Court has shaped American society.  

Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker is former General Counsel of the National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency:

Suzanne Spaulding is former Undersecretary for the Department of Homeland Security:


The O'Connor Institute page on Civics Education:

iCivics website:

Treisman, Rachel. “Sandra Day O’Connor’s Legacy Extends Far beyond the Supreme Court, Her Son Says.” NPR, NPR, 19 Dec. 2023,