More Happier: Memories and Reflections on Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

On December 1, 2023, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor died, so in honor of her life and legacy, we spent this episode talking about her.

Something Making Us (More) Happier

  • Gretchen: So many people sent me thoughtful condolence notes when the news came of Justice O’Connor’s death, which I’ve found very comforting
  • Elizabeth: She was very happy she had the chance to meet Justice O’Connor


I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You

We talk about the role of a clerk, how I got the clerkship, and what it was like to clerk for Justice O’Connor.


Spotlight on a Tool

I wish I’d kept a Memento Journal and a One-Sentence Journal for that clerkship year.

I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You

We talk again about what it was like to clerk on the Supreme Court.

If you’d like to hear more stories about my experience clerking for Justice O’Connor, listen to these 2-4 minute “Little Happier” episodes:


Quotation

“Equal justice under law.” —Inscribed on the front of the Supreme Court building

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