Former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

Updated 10:27 PM ET, Thu August 18, 2016
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Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor gives testimony before a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee in July 2012. KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images
O'Connor takes a photo with the rest of the Supreme Court justices in December 2003. Seated, from left, are Antonin Scalia, John Paul Stevens, Chief Justice William Rehnquist, O'Connor and Anthony Kennedy. Standing, from left, are Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David Souter, Clarence Thomas and Stephen Breyer. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
O'Connor attends the installation ceremonies for U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in February 2005. PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images
President George W. Bush, left, watches as Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, right, is sworn in by O'Connor in March 2005. Chertoff's wife, Meryl, is holding the Bible. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
O'Connor talks at a judicial conference in Spokane, Washington, shortly after announcing her retirement in July 2005. Jeff T. Green/Getty Images
O'Connor talks with then-Solicitor General Elena Kagan at the Georgetown University Law Center in May 2009. Kagan would go on to join the Supreme Court after being nominated by President Barack Obama. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
California first lady Maria Shriver presents O'Connor with the Minerva Award at the Women's Conference in October 2010. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
From left, Gordon Wood, O'Connor, Jim Lehrer and Colin Campbell receive the Churchill Bell, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's highest accolade for citizenship, in Williamburg, Virginia, in April 2011. Leigh Vogel/Getty Images North America