Spring 2005

U.S. Supreme Court and AARP Make History

On Tuesday, Feb. 22, Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor—standing in for Chief Justice Rehnquist who is battling cancer—became the first woman ever to preside over the U.S. Supreme Court. Also on that day, AARP Attorney and Co-chair of the Elder Rights Committee Susan Ann Silverstein was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court, thus becoming the first woman ever admitted by a female presiding justice.

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