OConnor, Sandra Day

Court-related First Day Cover signed by the 1st woman named to the Court

Price: $85.00

Description:
(b. 1930) Associate Justice from her appointment in 1981 by Ronald Reagan until her retirement from the Court in 2006. She was the first woman to be appointed to the Court. Prior to her appointment to the Court, she was an elected official and judge in Arizona serving as the first female Majority Leader in the US as the Republican leader in the Arizona Senate. On July 1, 2005, she announced her intention to retire effective upon the confirmation of Samuel Alito, nominated to take her seat in October 2005, who joined the Court on January 31, 2006. Considered a federalist and a moderate conservative, O'Connor tended to approach each case narrowly without arguing for sweeping precedents. She most frequently sided with the court's conservative bloc, although in the latter years of her tenure, she was regarded as having the swing opinion in many cases. Her unanimous confirmation by the Senate in 1981 was supported by most conservatives, led by Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater, and liberals, including Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy and women's rights groups like the National Organization for Women. On August 12, 2009, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor of the United States, by President Barack Obama. Cacheted First Day Cover for the 1981 US 20c American Flag stamp picturing the Supreme Court building, postmarked "First Day of Issue", Washington, December 17 1981. Boldly signed in black marker pen.

Condition: Very good
Type:First Day Cover






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