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Have you heard that we lost Sandra Day O'Connor today?

Asked by LadyMarissa (15949points) 2 months ago

Justice O’Connor was 93 & died from complication related to advanced dementia. I find it sad that such a brilliant mind was forced to succumbed to dementia. For me, she was a role model for many years of my life. What are your memories?

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Caravanfan's avatar

May her memory be a blessing.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Death comes in threes.

Rosalyn Carter
Henry Kissinger
Sandra Day O’Connor

Forever_Free's avatar

“As women achieve power, the 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.”

— Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Address to the 16th Annual Olin Conference: Women in Power, November 14, 1990

filmfann's avatar

Justice O’Connor was my Supreme Court Dream Date (I agreed with her most often). When she retired, it became Justice Breyer.
She was a moderate Conservative, but on today’s court she would be on the Liberal side.

smudges's avatar

I know little to nothing about her, but am grateful for the job she performed and that it was her doing it. RIP dear lady.

JLeslie's avatar

She was appointed to the Supreme Court by Reagan and was the first woman on the court. If I remember correctly she retired to allow for a younger person to take her place, I assume to maintain the conservative count on the court.

I respect what she accomplished. She is another example showing that women even 50+ years ago were getting advanced degrees and holding noteworthy positions. I want the idea of woman accomplishing these things to be normalized, while also understanding it has been and continues to be a struggle.

Sad that she deteriorated with dementia.

Condolences to her family. As @Caravanfan already said, may her memory be a blessing.

Caravanfan's avatar

I was thinking about her a couple of days ago, actually. I watched the documentary “Gap-Toothed Women” by Les Blank and she was in it.

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