Monday, June 14

Justice At Last

In 2003, Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to ever become a U.S. Supreme Court justice, said, “Young women today often have very little appreciation for the real battles that took place to get women where they are today in this country. I don't know how much history young women today know about those battles.” The women who were the firsts in their fields opened doors and created a legacy that the women who followed may sometimes take for granted. In 1981, President Ronal Reagan nominate Sandra Day O’Connor to the Supreme Court after she had served on the state level in Arizona and had often been the swaying vote in rulings that set precedent for future trials. I believe the world was ready for a woman’s perspective within the Supreme Court. She was voted in by the U.S. Senate 99-0. She lived, ruled and voted based on her stated belief that, “Society as a whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons, regardless of race or gender, may have the opportunity to earn respect, responsibility, advancement and remuneration based on ability.”
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