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O'Connor: It's Time for Another Woman on High Court

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Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (left) with Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Christine Durham at the Utah State Bar Convention.

By Jennifer Napier-Pearce

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Sun Valley, ID – Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor made history as the first woman to serve on the nation's high court. A former Arizona state legislator who grew up on a cattle ranch, O'Connor became well-known as a moderate conservative who was the deciding vote on numerous landmark cases, from affirmative action to abortion to Bush v. Gore. Before speaking to Utah lawyers at the annual Utah State Bar Convention last weekend, she told KUER's Jennifer Napier-Pearce that she's happy to see another woman -- Judge Sonia Sotomayor -- nominated to serve.

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