November 2016

Sybil Shainwald’s Speech at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. on 11/7/16

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Justice Sandra Day O’Conner tells this joke: Two men on a balloon expedition became lost in a storm. When the storm cleared, they found themselves floating above a one-land road with nothing in site but wheat fields. There was no one, absolutely no one around. Finally, they spotted a woman walking down the road. “Hey!” they called down. “Where are we?” To which the woman relied, “You’re up in a balloon about 25 feet off the ground.” “She’s a lawyer,” one man commented to the other. “How do you know?” his companion asked. “Well,” he responded, “her answer was clear, [...]