Sandra Day O’Connor, Trailblazing Supreme Court Justice, Dead at 93

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Sandra Day O’Connor, , Trailblazing Supreme Court Justice, , Dead at 93.
NPR reports that the first woman to serve on
the Supreme Court, Sandra Day O'Connor,
died on December 1 in Phoenix, Arizona.
The court announced that the 93-year-old retired
Supreme Court justice died of complications related
to advanced dementia and a respiratory illness.
The court announced that the 93-year-old retired
Supreme Court justice died of complications related
to advanced dementia and a respiratory illness.
In 1981, O'Connor was appointed
to the nation's highest court
by President Ronald Reagan. .
She retired in 2006 after serving on
the Supreme Court for over 24 years. .
NPR reports that cases she held a deciding
vote in pertained to abortion, affirmative action,
campaign finance reform and states' rights. .
NPR reports that cases she held a deciding
vote in pertained to abortion, affirmative action,
campaign finance reform and states' rights. .
The minute I was confirmed and on
the court, states across the country
started putting more women...
on their Supreme Courts. , Sandra Day O'Connor, via NPR.
And it made a difference in
the acceptance of young women
as lawyers. It opened doors for them, Sandra Day O'Connor, via NPR.
After her retirement, O'Connor became
an outspoken critic of what she described
as threats to judicial independence.
She also advocated for increased civics instruction
in public schools to educate students on the
structures and processes of the U.S. government.
She also advocated for increased civics instruction
in public schools to educate students on the
structures and processes of the U.S. government.
NPR reports that O'Connor's career
has left a profound mark on the history
of the nation and the Supreme Court. .
NPR reports that O'Connor's career
has left a profound mark on the history
of the nation and the Supreme Court.

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