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Remembering Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is shown before administering the oath of office to members of the Texas Supreme Court, Jan. 6, 2003, in Austin, Texas. O'Connor, who joined the Supreme Court in 1981 as the nation's first female justice, has died at age 93. (Harry Cabluck/AP)
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is shown before administering the oath of office to members of the Texas Supreme Court, Jan. 6, 2003, in Austin, Texas. O'Connor, who joined the Supreme Court in 1981 as the nation's first female justice, has died at age 93. (Harry Cabluck/AP)

Sandra Day O’Connor died Friday at the age of 93.

She was the first woman to serve as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court and she served on the nation’s highest court for a quarter of a century.

NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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