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Sandra Day O’Connor

Sandra Day O’Connor

No. 4 Sandra Day O’Connor (Justice): Supreme Court

The announcement of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s departure caught everyone by surprise. O’Connor became the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court when she was appointed by President Reagan in 1981. Shortly after her resignation, the high court experienced a historic period of change with the death of Justice William Rehnquist and review of the three Supreme Court nominees. Her departure may eliminate the “swing vote” of the high court. Most agree that the replacement for Justice O’Connor will have a monumental impact on Americans’ lives for decades to come.”