Ruth Bader Ginsburg: She was almost like a big sister to me. Sandra Day O’Connor is a truly great woman. When I came onboard she told me just what I needed to know to be able to manage those first weeks. She didn’t douse me with a whole bunch of stuff that I couldn’t possibly retain. At so many stages of my life she gave me good counsel. When I had colorectal cancer, Sandra had had breast cancer. She had massive surgery. She was in court hearing argument nine days after her surgery. So her advice to me was, “Ruth, you’re having chemotherapy. Schedule it for Friday so then by Monday you’ll be over it. You’ll be over the bad effects.” That’s how she was. Anything that came her way, she would deal with it. She would just do it.