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The first female justice appointed to the US Supreme Court, Sandra Day O'Connor was trendsetting long before 1981. While serving as a state senator in Arizona, her Republican colleagues chose her as majority leader--the first woman in the country to hold that position. We look back on her childhood on an Arizona ranch, education at Stanford University, and early days of public service, and learn why her "swing vote" helped her become one of the most powerful women in America.

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