Sandra Day O'Connor

First Woman on the Supreme Court

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Who is Sandra Day O'Connor?

Sandra Day O'Connor (1930-) is a role model for the future women of America. She became the first woman on the Supreme Court in 1981 and continued for 24 years. During years working for the Supreme Court she was essential vote in many cases, casting important votes on numerous cases. Prior to the Supreme Court, she had experience with the Arizona court and was an experienced lawyer. In 2006, O'Connor retired but still was in the political world. She created iCivics in 2009 to help educate the next generation about our government. That same year she won the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her hard work on court cases. O'Connor was an intelligent and thoughtful woman and has broke ground for women to come

"The power I exert on the court depends on the power of my arguments, not on my gender."

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Sandra Day O'Connor: Full Biography Episode