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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.