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Updated: 11/16/2020
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  • Sandra Day O'Connor went to Stanford for law school and graduated near the top of her class.
  • O'Connor had a hard time finding a job, because nobody wanted a woman lawyer. She finally got a job as a county attorney in San Mateo, California, but she worked for no pay.
  • Sandra Day O'Connor worked as a county attorney for no pay.
  • In 1981, President Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O'Connor as the first woman on the Supreme Court.
  • O'Connor was a swing judge. In most cases, she voted conservative. For example, in Lockyer v. Andrade, she voted with the conservatives.
  • In other cases, like Lee v. Weisman, O'Connor voted with the liberals.