I'm old enough to remember this piece of important history-in-the-making. It was a Big Deal™ at our house. The first woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court!
She received unanimous approval by the U.S. Senate (99-0), and was sworn in on September 21, 1981.
|Sandra Day O'Connor Being Sworn in a Supreme Court Justice |
by Chief Justice Warren Burger
“My hope is that 10 years from now, after I've been across the street at work for a while, they'll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote.”
"The power I exert on the court depends on the power of my arguments, not on my gender."Whether you agree with her rulings or not, the door she swung open has only helped women continue to move forward.