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Did You Know...

First Monday in October

In addition to being the opening day of the Court’s Term, First Monday in October  is also the name of a 1978 Broadway play written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, and a 1981 movie starring Walter Matthau and Jill Clayburgh. Both productions are about the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court. The movie was released in theaters on August 21, 1981. Interestingly, one month later, Sandra Day O’Connor took her seat on the Bench as the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court, and thus turned the plot of the play and the movie into reality.

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is currently featured in two exhibits on the ground floor of the Supreme Court Building.


First Monday in October movie poster, 1981
First Monday in October  movie poster, 1981.
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