Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Family Comes First

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor could be a good role model for many of us. She has been in the high courts since 1981, when she came from Arizona, after being the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan.

Her husband, who was a lawyer, left his work back in Arizona to come to Washington with his wife. He supported her throughout all these years. Now that he is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, she has decided to step down in order to continue taking care of him.

"How appropriate it is for her to end her career by saying family is more important," says Marci Hamilton, a professor at Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University in New York City and a former law clerk to O'Connor. "She always made it clear to us that our children and husband came first." USA Today

She has mixed marriage, children, and a career in a high court. She has had a full career, a great marriage, and now, it is time to go back to family life. We applaud her decision!