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Sandra Day O'Connor
By: Youcef M.
Maryland, Grade 8



The reason I think Sandra Day O'Connor should be nomintated as the most notable woman is because of the following. First she worked hard to become one of the first woman to be an American jurist and an Associate Justice of the Supremem Court of the United States of America. I also have read that she was a strict constructionalist, as a jurist, or her case-by-case approach to jurisprudence and her relatively moderate political views made her the crucial swing vote of the Court for many of the years she was a jurist. This basically means she was very strict but fair and she was an excelllent person to vote for. She was born on March 26, 1930. She is also married to a man named John Jay O'Conner and he has been afflicted with a disease called alzheimers for almost 17 years and she is trying to make people take notice into this terrible disease. He met her at law school in standford. Also in Stanford she met a very famous person, not everyone know's him but I do, his name was William Rehnquist. He was in her class and she graduated as one of the top people in the class, but he was valedictorian. This may be a reason why he was Chief Justice and she wasn't. She was appointed to her job in the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagon in 1981, because he promised to put a woman in the Supreme Court on his campaign speech's. So he nominated her. Lastly she is a very educated and well taught woman and i think she is an excellent nominee.



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