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Justices Celebrate Justice O'Connor's Service
The women justices of the Supreme Court gathered to celebrate one of their own in April. Left to right in the photo, they are Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sandra Day O'Connor, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan. Justice O'Connor was the first woman on the nation's highest court when she joined it in 1981. The court's current three female justices joined O'Connor for a panel discussion in celebration of O'Connor's groundbreaking service. The event, sponsored by the Supreme Court Historical Society and the Newseum, was the first time all four women have appeared together in public.