On This Date in Legal History

On August 19, 1981, President Reagan sent a letter to the U.S. Senate nominating  Sandra Day O’Connor to the United States Supreme Court. Take a look at his letter at https://goo.gl/nA6Bxz. The Senate unanimously confirmed her appointment in a 99-0 vote (http://goo.gl/pJsVjz) and she became the first woman to serve on the Court.

Sandra Day O'Connor being sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice by Chief Justice Warren Burger. Her husband, John O'Connor, looks on. (Sept. 25, 1981). Picture courtesy the U.S. National Archives & Records Administration.

Sandra Day O’Connor being sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice by Chief Justice Warren Burger. Her husband, John O’Connor, looks on. (Sept. 25, 1981). Picture courtesy the U.S. National Archives & Records Administration.

Learn more about the Justice by listening to a great interview at http://goo.gl/6oxrU6.

About Tina Nelson
Tina Nelson

Tina Nelson is an attorney and mom. She created the LAWSUIT™ board game to teach her three children about the law. The game was an instant success. Copyrights and a patent were obtained, and Professional Games, Inc. was born. Professional Games, Inc. created this blog to educate and keep its friends and customers regularly updated about our American legal system.
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