Signed into Law: Sinema-Backed Bipartisan Resolution Permanently Placing Statues of Supreme Court Justices O’Connor & Ginsburg in U.S. Capitol

Apr 21, 2022

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s bipartisan resolution permanently placing statues of U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the U.S. Capitol became law.
“I join all Arizonans in celebrating our law that permanently places U.S. Capitol statues of Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor, a fearless independent Arizonan, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg – both of whom inspire me and so many Americans in public service, law, and life,” said Sinema.
Sinema’s bipartisan law permanently places the statues of Justices O’Connor and Ginsburg—the first two women to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court—in the U.S. Capitol to honor their achievements in public service, jurisprudence, and advancement of women’s representation at the highest levels of the federal judiciary.
Sinema, an alumna of ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law, gave the Convocation Address to the Class of 2019 as Arizona’s first female elected U.S. Senator, where she spoke how Justice O’Connor’s Arizona roots inspired and paved the way for her and other women pursuing careers in law and public service.
In 2019, following Sinema’s efforts, the National Park Service formally added the Sandra Day O’Connor House to the National Register of Historic Places.