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Sandra Day O’Connor, first woman on Supreme Court, dies at 93


(WASHINGTON) — Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who forged a path for women in the law, championed ideological compromise and educated generations of Americans about the rights and duties of citizenship, has died.

The court announced her death in a statement Friday morning, citing “complications related to advanced dementia, probably Alzheimer’s, and a respiratory illness.” She was 93.

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