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Sandra Day O’Connor, first woman on the Supreme Court, dies at 93

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  • Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor dies.
  • The Court confirmed the sad news.
  • She was a historic figure.

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who broke barriers as the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court, has died at the age of 93.

The sad news was announced on the morning of Friday, December 1.

In October 2018, she shared an upsetting diagnosis in a letter.

The former Supreme Court justice said that she was in the initial stages of dementia, and that it was probably Alzheimer’s.

The first woman Supreme Court justice dies

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In the letter, O’Connor expressed her intention to live in Phoenix, Arizona, where she would be surrounded by loved ones.

According to CNN, she added that, although she would face challenges with dementia, she was grateful for the countless blessings in her life.

Appointed by President Ronald Reagan, O’Connor became the first woman to serve as a justice on the United States Supreme Court.

She became a justice in 1981.

O’Connor’s dementia diagnosis

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Sandra Day O’Connor stated in her letter: «I will continue living in Phoenix, Arizona surrounded by dear friends and family.»

«While the final chapter of my life with dementia may be trying…»

«[N]othing has diminished my gratitude and deep appreciation for the countless blessings of my life,» she said according to CNN.

In 2006, she decided to partially retire to take care of her husband, who was also battling Alzheimer’s.

Sandra Day O’Connor’s Supreme Court legacy

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She illustrated her commitment to family, in addition to dedicating himself to seeking justice for others.

The news of Justice O’Connor’s death has shocked the legal sphere and the world at large.

People are remembering her outstanding career and contributions to the judicial system during her time on the Supreme Court.

O’Connor left an indelible mark by breaking down barriers for women.

Her personal and professional commitment

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According CNN, the justice was recognized for her pragmatic and balanced approach to decision-making.

Additionally, she played a key role in significantly influencing judicial policies during her tenure.

Her passing leaves a void in the legal field and in the fight for gender equality.

No doubt, she will continue to be a beacon for future generations of women in the legal profession and beyond.

Paying tribute to former Justice O’Connor

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O’Connor’s career was not only a milestone for women, but a symbol of integrity and dedication to public service and justice, CBS News noted.

Her achievements and legacy will live on as an inspiration, leading the way for diversity and equality in the justice system.

The Supreme Court, as well as political leaders and legal figures, have expressed their sadness over the loss of this iconic figure.

Throughout her life, O’Connor exemplified courage, wisdom and perseverance, being a role model for current and future generations.

Her enduring values

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Many highlighted Sandra Day O’Connor’s contribution to justice and hir significance in the Supreme Court’s long history.

O’Connor leaves a great void while teaching an important lesson about moving forward despite challenges.

According to CBS News, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor personified the values of equity, commitment and dedication.

She will continue to be a source of inspiration for those who seek justice and fight for a more inclusive and equitable legal system.

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