- With Hillary Clinton running to become the first female president, O'Connor's name has been in the air
- Over nearly 25 years on the bench, her legal reasoning set standards on a variety of issues
(CNN)She always insisted it was luck that led to her appointment as the first woman on the US Supreme Court. But Sandra Day O'Connor was ready for her luck. She demonstrated that 35 years ago this summer when Reagan administration lawyers flew to Arizona to interview her as one of several candidates for a court vacancy.