Sandra Day O'Connor

First woman supreme court justice

Background

Sandra Day O’Connor was the first woman Supreme Court Justice. She was born in El Paso Texas on March 26, 1930. At a young age she took an interest in law and politics. After graduating from Harvard she went on to become an attorney, lawyer, judge, and finally a Supreme Court Justice. Becoming a member of the U.S. Supreme Court was a difficult task yet being a woman and becoming a member was an even more difficult task. Following this further, in the 1900’s women were looked down upon as if they were in superior and unintelligent which Mrs. O’Connor disproved. Sandra Day O’Connor was the bridge for womens rights and not only gave them hope but gave them strength.

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

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