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Posted on: December 1, 2023

Joint Statement on the Passing of Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor


Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40), Senator Holly Schepisi (R-39), and Senator Jean Stanfield (R-8) released the following joint statement in response to the passing of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor:

“Justice O’Connor’s legacy as a trailblazer will shine for eternity and we are saddened by the news of her passing. She broke barriers while serving as the nation’s first female Supreme Court Justice and was a deciding voice in many landmark decisions that shaped the freedoms we all enjoy today. As we mourn her loss, let us celebrate the generations of women she has and will continue to inspire.”

Sandra Day O’Connor was a trailblazer for women, serving as the majority leader in Arizona’s State Senate in 1973 — the first woman to hold that title in the nation. In 1981, she became the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court, nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Justice O’Connor was also the first woman to have a law school named in her honor in 2009 — the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

For further comment or background from Sen. Corrado, Sen. Schepisi, and/or Sen. Stanfield, please contact Chris Sivel, SRO Deputy Director of Communications.

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