Sandra Day O’Connor Dead At 93

( – Sandra Day O’Connor, a retired Supreme Court justice, just passed away at the age of 93. O’Connor was the first woman to sit on the U.S Supreme Court as a justice.

The first Supreme Court woman died Friday, December 1st in her home in Phoenix, Arizona. Doctors are speculating that her death was likely to be caused by issues such as dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, and a respiratory illness.

Along with making history, she is also known for being a Westerner, a conservative that cared for her people, a smart and cunning mind and above all, a great mother.

Her main focus as Supreme Court Justice was creating “sensible solutions” to legal problems she was assigned to dissect. In her time, she was the “swing vote” which decided how most cases were going to be decided.

Edward Lazarus, the writer of “Closed Chamber: An Inside Account of the Supreme Court,” argued that O’Connor was the most influential woman in the United States at that time. The power that she wielded was not given to her, but rather she earned the title and the respect.

In 2006, Sandra Day O’Connor resigned from her duties as Supreme Court Justice, but still had that fire burning within her. She was outspoken on many issues, especially the education of civics and government in schools and the idea of judicial independence.

In 2018, O’Connor released in a letter that she had dementia.

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts spoke highly of O’Connor after her death. Roberts said she blazed a “historic trail,” as she was the nation’s first woman to be appointed to the title of Supreme Court Justice. She exhibited great determination and always cared about the people.

John Roberts told the people that they all mourn the loss of a great friend and a better justice.