Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
Sandra Day O’Connor is an American pioneer: the 91st person and first woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Appointed by President Reagan in 1981, she served with distinction for a quarter-century, retiring in January 2006. President Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009. Justice O’Connor continues to speak passionately on the central importance of an independent judiciary in a robust democracy.
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