Justice Sandra Day O’Connor honored as an “American pioneer” at funeral

December 20, 2023 | News

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Washington — Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court, was honored at her funeral on Tuesday as a trailblazing jurist who served as a role model for millions by breaking down gender barriers for women across the legal profession.

O’Connor died in Phoenix on Dec. 1 at the age of 93. Until her retirement in 2006, O’Connor was the Supreme Court’s ideological center for more than two decades, providing the decisive vote in dozens of cases that influenced a wide swath of American life over her tenure.

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