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Obama Lauds O'Connor for 'Building a Bridge' for Women

By    |   Friday, 01 December 2023 01:18 PM EST

Former President Barack Obama Friday lauded late former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor for her service, and for "forging a new path" for women. 

O'Connor, the first female Supreme Court Justice, died in Phoenix Friday at the age of 93.

"When a young Sandra Day graduated from Stanford Law School near the top of her class — in two years instead of the usual three  — she was offered just one job in the private sector. Her prospective employer asked her how well she typed and told her there might be work for her as a legal secretary," the Obamas said in a statement, posted on X, formerly Twitter, by C-Span. 

"Fortunately for us she set her sights a little higher — becoming the first woman to serve as a U.S. Supreme Court justice," they added. "As a judge and Arizona legislator, a cancer survivor and child of the Texas plains, Sandra Day O'Connor was like the pilgrim in the poem she sometimes quoted  — forging a new path and building a bridge behind her for all young women to follow. 

"Michelle and I send our thoughts to Sandra's family and everyone who learned from and admired her," the statement concluded.

Sandy Fitzgerald

Sandy Fitzgerald has more than three decades in journalism and serves as a general assignment writer for Newsmax covering news, media, and politics. 

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Former President Barack Obama Friday lauded late former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor for her service, and for "forging a new path" for women. O'Connor, the first female Supreme Court Justice, died in Phoenix Friday at the age of 93. "When a young Sandra Day...
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