Legal Trivia

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Which justices penned concurring opinions in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Which president appointed the highest number of judges during his term?

Which president appointed the highest number of Supreme Court Justices (besides Washington)?

What movie franchise trademarked the famous phrase May the fourth be with you?

In what year was Justice Sonia Sotomayor nominated to the Court

What years make up the span of the Warren Court?

Which U.S. President also served as Chief Justice?

Which famous chocolate company lost a trademark dispute case over their gold wrapped Easter bunny chocolates?

Plaintiff John F. Curran took his case to the U.S. Court of Appeals in 1973 when his injunction against which city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade was denied?

Which state has the strictest DUI laws?

In which state is it illegal to catch a fish with your bare hands?

Which state has the most civil lawsuits filed?

Who was the youngest justice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court?

Who was the first female judge appointed to the federal bench?

Who is the youngest person to serve as a judge in the United States?

Which justice sat on the Supreme Court for the longest period of time? 

Who was granted the first patent in the United States? 

Who was the first African-American to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court

To date, which U.S. Supreme Court justice has served or served the Court for the shortest period?

The celebrated decision in this case gave the Supreme Court judicial review.

This comprises the largest block of the Court’s cases.

Who was the first Hispanic-American to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court

Who was the first U.S. president to be a lawyer?

In what year was the American Bar Association founded?

In what year did the Supreme Court increase to nine justices for the final time?

In what state was the first female lawyer, Arabella Mansfield, admitted to the Bar? 

Who was the first Attorney General of the United States and what year did he take office? 

Who was the second Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court who took office in 1795?

Which Ninth Circuit Court judge wrote: “Much federal law is not national in scope….It is easy to make a mistake construing these laws when unfamiliar with them, as we often are, or not interpreting them regularly, as we never do.”

How many districts are there in total for the federal judicial system?

Which U.S. President also served as Chief Justice?
John Jay
Theodore Roosevelt
Howard Taft
Lyndon B. Johnson
Howard Taft
Howard Taft was the first U.S. president who also served as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
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Which U.S. President also served as Chief Justice?

WRONG! John Jay served as the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court under President Washington. He was not a U.S. President. 

WRONG! Teddy Roosevelt was the 26th U.S. President. He did not serve as a justice.

CORRECT! Howard Taft served as the 27th U.S. President and the 10th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He is the only person to hold both offices. 

WRONG! LBJ was the 37th U.S. President. He did not serve as a justice.

What years make up the span of the Warren Court?
1930-1953
1969-1986
1953-1969
1947-1962
1953-1969
The sixteen years in which Chief Justice Earl Warren presided over the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Which U.S. President also served as Chief Justice?

WRONG! John Jay served as the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court under President Washington. He was not a U.S. President. 

WRONG! Teddy Roosevelt was the 26th U.S. President. He did not serve as a justice.

CORRECT! Howard Taft served as the 27th U.S. President and the 10th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He is the only person to hold both offices. 

WRONG! LBJ was the 37th U.S. President. He did not serve as a justice.

Who was the first female judge appointed to the federal bench?
Esther Morris
Elizabeth Lane
Genevieve Cline
Florence Allen
Genevieve Cline
Genevieve Cline was nominated by President Coolidge to a seat on the U.S. Customs Court. She took office June 5, 1928, becoming the first woman appointed to the federal bench in the United States.
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Which U.S. President also served as Chief Justice?
John Jay
Theodore Roosevelt
Howard Taft
Lyndon B. Johnson
Howard Taft
Howard Taft was the first U.S. president who also served as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
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What years make up the span of the Warren Court?
1930-1953
1969-1986
1953-1969
1947-1962
1953-1969
The sixteen years in which Chief Justice Earl Warren presided over the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Who was the first female judge appointed to the federal bench?
Esther Morris
Elizabeth Lane
Genevieve Cline
Florence Allen
Genevieve Cline
Genevieve Cline was nominated by President Coolidge to a seat on the U.S. Customs Court. She took office June 5, 1928, becoming the first woman appointed to the federal bench in the United States.
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