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Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court, has been diagnosed with the “beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer’s,” she said Tuesday.
O’Connor revealed her diagnosis in a letter to the nation distributed by the Supreme Court, writing that doctors diagnosed her “some time ago.”
The article goes on to state the following:
“As this condition has progressed, I am no longer able to participate in public life,” she wrote. “Since many people have asked about my current status and activities, I want to be open about these changes, and while I am still able, share some personal thoughts.”
O’Connor, 88, was nominated to the Supreme Court by then-President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and confirmed by the Senate unanimously.
O’Connor served on the court for 25 years and retired in 2006 to help take care of her husband, John, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
JUST IN: Former US Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor in public letter: “Since many people have asked about my current status and activities, I want to be open about these changes, and while I am still able, share some personal thoughts.” pic.twitter.com/IV207tR9Iw
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 23, 2018
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Sandra Day O’Connor, the most influential justice for much of her tenure on the Supreme Court, has been diagnosed with dementia https://t.co/li0f0giapC
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) October 23, 2018
— Nicole Ninh (@nicninh) October 23, 2018
Sandra Day O’Connor, former Supreme Court Justice, says she has ‘beginning stages of dementia’https://t.co/wdXMjqKNpi
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) October 23, 2018
Retired #SCOTUS Justice Sandra Day O’Connor reveals she is in the beginning stages of dementia, urges civics education and engagement. “How fortunate I feel to be an American…” pic.twitter.com/DwWWWAJh4c
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) October 23, 2018