“The power I exert on the court depends on the power of my arguments, not on my gender”

When Sandra Day O’Connor graduated from Stanford Law in 1952, she didn’t get a job right away. Forty law firms refused to interview her because she wasn’t a man. One firm did ask her if she wanted to be a secretary. She later moved to Phoenix with her husband and started working at a small law firm. In 1969, her state senator took up a job with Nixon and she persuaded the governor to let her fill his seat. The rest is herstory.sandra day o 4

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