The members of the court were just delighted to have a ninth member - male or female. They were all kind and welcoming.

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The power I exert on the court depends on the power of my arguments, not on my gender.

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We don't accomplish anything in this world alone... and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads form one to another that creates something.

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The fact is, we are a nine-member court that sits on cases.

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When I went to law school, which after all was back in the dark ages, we never looked beyond our borders for precedents. As a state court judge, it never would have occurred to me to do so, and when I got to the Supreme Court, it was very much the same. We just didn't do it.

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The more education a woman has, the wider the gap between men's and women's earnings for the same work.

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The Establishment Clause prohibits government from making adherence to a religion relevant in any way to a person's standing in the political community.

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Yes, I will bring the understanding of a woman to the Court, but I doubt that alone will affect my decisions.

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What was a problem was the excessive amount of media attention to the appointment of the first woman and everything she did. Everywhere that Sandra went, the press was sure to go. And that got tiresome

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Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom.

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I think the important thing about my appointment is not that I will decide cases as a woman, but that I am a woman who will get to decide cases.

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Having family responsibilities and concerns just has to make you a more understanding person.

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I need to retire from retirement.

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