The Supreme Court
The Merced Branch presented Sandra M. Snyder, a retired U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of California, speaking about the book The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin.
The book, published in 2008, gives a snapshot of the court over the years, giving us a glimpse into the lives and thinking of the justices of the recent past, some of the important cases that have come before the Court, and how the justices interact with one another and make their decisions.
Stockton Branch stood vigil for Malala in October
Members of AAUW, Stockton branch proudly stood up for equality and education for women at a candlelight vigil Wednesday night, October 17th, honoring Malala Yousufzai, 14, who is in critical condition after being shot in the head by the Taliban in Pakistan on October 9th.
The event was attended by about 100 people. Stockton mayor and AAUW member Ann Johnston (back row in orange on the right) was one of several dignitaries who offered heartfelt words of support.