Sandra Day O’Connor, America’s First Female Supreme Court Justice, Dies

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"A wise old man and wise old woman will reach the same conclusion," Sandra Day O'Connor used to say.

As the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court, O’Connor was a testament to — and a test case for — that sentiment. O’Connor died on Friday at age 93. The Supreme Court said she died in Phoenix "of complications related to advanced dementia, probably Alzheimer's, and a respiratory illness."