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Judges and Judiciary

Jun. 19, 2024

Woman judges: Different but equal

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Women judges have enriched and improved the legal system by bringing their unique experiences and perspectives to the bench.

The American legal system was forever changed on the day in 1981 when Sandra Day O'Connor joined the U.S. Supreme Court. Many expressed skepticism about her ability - as a woman - to be fair and impartial, but she had an answer: "I've always said that at the end of the day, on a legal issue, I think a wise old woman and a wise old man are going to reach the same conclusion."

When Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the second woman on the top court...

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