Madam Chief Justice edited By W. Lewis Burke Jr., Joan P. Assey ; Foreword By Sandra Day O'Connor ; Introduction By Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Full Title: Madam Chief Justice: Jean Hoefer Toal Of South Carolina
Author/Editor(s): William Lewis Burke; Joan P. Assey; Sandra Day O'Connor (1930-); Ruth Bader Ginsburg
ISBN: 1611176921, 9781611176926
Publisher: University Of South Carolina Press
Published Place: Columbia South Carolina
Published/Copyright Year: 2016
Language: English
Physical Description: Illustrations, port. included, 23 cm
LCCN: 2015043301
Number of pages: 205 (205 pages, 20 pages of plates)
Categories:
Toal, Jean Hoefer, > 1943-
Women Judges > South Carolina > Biography
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > Lawyers & Judges > Bisacsh
LAW > Courts > Bisacsh


Content:
"In Madam Chief Justice, editors W. Lewis Burke Jr. and Joan P. Assey chronicle the remarkable career of Jean Hoefer Toal, South Carolina's first female Supreme Court Chief Justice. As a lawyer, legislator, and judge, Toal is one of the most accomplished womenin South Carolina history. In this volume, contributors, including two United States Supreme Court Justices, federal and state judges state leaders, historians, legal scholars, leading attorneys, family, and friends, provide analysis, perspective, and biographical information about the life and career of this dynamic leader and her role in shaping South Carolina. Growing up in Columbia during the 1950s and 60s, Jean Hoefer was a youthful witness to the civil rights movement in the state and nation. Observing the state's premier civil rights lawyer Matthew J. Perry Jr. in court encouraged her to attend law school, where she met her husband, Bill Toal. When she was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1968, fewer than one hundred women had been admitted in the state's history. From then forward she was both a leader and a role model. As a lawyer she excelled in trial and appellate work and won major victories on behalf of Native Americans and women. In 1975, Toal was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives and despite her age and gender quickly became one of the most respected members of that body. During her fourteen years as a House member, Toal promoted major legislation on many issuesincluding constitutional law, criminal law, utilities regulation, local government, state appropriations, workers compensation, and freedom of information. In 1988, Toal was sworn in as the first female justice on the Supreme Court of South Carolina, where she made her mark through her preparation and insight. She was elected Chief Justice in 2000, becoming the first woman ever to hold the highest position in the state's judiciary. As Chief Justice, Toal not only modernized her court, but also the state's judicial system. As Toal's two daughters write in their chapter, the traits their mother brings to her professional life
exuberance, determination, and loyalty
are the same traits she demonstrates in her personal and family life. As a child, Toal loved roller skating in the lobby of the post office, a historic building that now serves as the Supreme Court of South Carolina. From a child in Columbia to Madam Chief Justice, her story comes full circle in this compelling account of her life and influence. Madam Chief Justice features a foreword by Sandra Day O'Connor, retired associate justice of the United State Supreme Court, and an introduction by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court"

Provided by publisher.
Foreword / Sandra Day O'Connor, Associate Justice (Retired), Supreme Court of the United States
Introduction / Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
"It's a girl" / W. Lewis Burke Jr. and Bakari T. Sellers
You don't start out as chief justice / Jay Bender
Into the twentieth century as a lawyer legislator / M. Elizabeth Crum
A new associate justice / C. Mitchell Brown
An unrelenting judicial warrior in South Carolina's video poker wars / Judge Richard Mark Gergel
Toal on torts (1987-2014) / Robert L. Felix
Abbeville County School District v. State : changing South Carolina / Jessica Childers Harrington and W. Lewis Burke Jr
Bringing the courts into the twenty-first century / Tina Cundari
Family, friends, and community / Jean Toal Eisen and Lilla Toal Mandsager
The sisterhood of the ladder : the impact of Chief Justice Toal on the rise in participation of women in the legal profession in South Carolina / Sue Erwin Harper and Elizabeth Van Doren Gray
Personal reflections collected by Amelia Waring Walker
The lady's a leader / Richard W. Riley, Former U.S. Secretary of Education and Governor of South Carolina
The Hoefer Girls / Judge Cameron McGowan Currie
Observations of chief justice Jean Hoefer Toal / Robert J. Sheheen
From my vantage point / I.S. Leevy Johnson
Destined for the records book / Justice John W. Kittredge
My first glimpse / Justice Kaye G. Hearn
An amazing lady / Justice James E. Moore
Reflections of a law clerk / Blake Hewitt
National leader / Mary Campbell McQueen
Heeding the call / Bradish J. Waring
Quintessential south carolinian / Walter B. Edgar and Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr.

Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBNPlus ID: COLA.BD24.77906-11-6210269
Other ID: 927380032(OCLC)
Nature: Bibliographies
Form: Nonfiction
LC Call No: KF373.T6 M335 2016
Dewey Decimal: 347.757/034
Released Date: 20160321

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APA Style:
Burke, W.L., Assey, J.P., O'Connor, S.D. & Ginsburg, R.B. (2016). Madam Chief Justice: Jean Hoefer Toal Of South Carolina. Columbia South Carolina: University Of South Carolina Press.

MLA Style:
Burke, William Lewis, Joan P. Assey, Sandra Day O'Connor, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Madam Chief Justice: Jean Hoefer Toal Of South Carolina. Columbia South Carolina: University Of South Carolina Press, 2016. Print.

Chicago Style:
Burke, William Lewis, Joan P. Assey, Sandra Day O'Connor, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Madam Chief Justice: Jean Hoefer Toal Of South Carolina. Columbia South Carolina: University Of South Carolina Press, 2016.