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Solicitor General Elizabeth B. Prelogar Statement on the Passing of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department issued the following statement from Solicitor General Elizabeth B. Prelogar following the passing of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor:

“On behalf of the Office of the Solicitor General, I extend my deepest sympathies on the passing of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Justice O’Connor lived a remarkable life and leaves an extraordinary legacy. Her decades of distinguished service as the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court showed the nation that there are no limits to what women can do and achieve in the law — and opened countless doors for those who came after her. Her opinions for the Court reflect her formidable intellect and profound wisdom; they will shape the law for years to come. And her integrity, independence, and dedication to public service will continue to inspire all those who knew and admired her.”

Updated December 1, 2023

Press Release Number: 23-1358