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On this day in history, September 15, 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor approved for SCOTUS by Senate committee

The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved Sandra Day O’Connor for confirmation as the first woman justice on the Supreme Court on this day in history on Sept. 15, 1981. 

On Sept. 21, O’Connor was confirmed by the full Senate by a vote of 99–0 — and four days after that, she took her seat on the bench.

O’Connor had a strong stance about ensuring protections for all Americas. 

“It [the Supreme Court] is the body to which all Americans look for the ultimate protection of their rights. It is to the U.S. Supreme Court that we all turn when we seek that which we want most from our Government: equal justice under the law,” said O’Connor in her opening statement during the Senate nomination hearings held on Sept. 9, 1981.

She founded iCivics, a website dedicated to providing creative and effective teaching tools on the subject of civic engagement, according to Cornell University’s Legal Information Institute. 

She is currently 93 years old. 

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Erica Lamberg is a contributing reporter for Fox News Digital.


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