This week, the country learned about the passing of legendary statesman, Henry Kissinger. At the time, we wrote about how many significant American leaders were quickly leaving us.
At a time when future generations must step up and take the reins, we would do well to look back at those who came before us.
Now, the Supreme Court has been met with a loss of its own. The first woman to serve on the highest court has just passed away. And Americans are remembering her legacy.
Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, has died.
O’Connor was 93 years old…
O’Connor was appointed to the court in 1981 by President Ronald Reagan and served nearly a quarter-century, retiring in 2006…
Chief Justice John Roberts, in a statement released by the court, said, “A daughter of the American Southwest, Sandra Day O’Connor blazed an historic trail as our Nation’s first female Justice. She met that challenge with undaunted determination, indisputable ability, and engaging candor.”
Reagan-appointee Sandra Day O’Connor passed away this week from complications related to dementia and respiratory illness. She was 93 years old. The woman is being remembered for being the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court.
O’Connor has been celebrated for her determination, skill, and candor. Chief Justice Roberts called her a “defender of the rule of law” and an “eloquent advocate for civics education.” At a time when it appears more and more leaders are abandoning the rule of law, O’Connor remains a reminder of how important law and order remains.
The first female Supreme Court justice famously said she didn’t mind being the first, but she didn’t want to be the last. O’Connor left a legacy that several other women have filled on the court.
- The first female Supreme Court justice, Sandra Day O’Connor, passed away at 93.
- She was appointed to the highest court in the land by President Ronald Reagan.
- O’Connor was remembered for her determination, skill, and commitment to law.