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Justice Sandra Day O'Connor: a judicious trailblazer

Nicole Black writes, "While on vacation earlier this summer, I read the book Sisters In Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor And Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World (affiliate link). I was so intrigued and inspired by this fascinating biography, penned by Linda Hirshman, that chronicled the trailblazing paths of these two amazing women jurists, that I’ve decided to take an occasional break from legal tech issues every few months to write about each of the women Supreme Court justices.

It’s only fitting that the first woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, should be focus of my first post in this series.

I think my favorite quote of hers, which is often referenced by Justice Ginsburg, adeptly sums up Justice O’Connor’s rather practical, even-handed approach to a topic that is near and dear to my heart — gender equity: 

'As women acheive power, barriers will fall. As society sees what women can do, as women see what women can do, there will be more women out there doing things, and we'll all be better off for it.'"


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