Legal Trivia

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

Who was granted the first patent in the United States? 

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 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.”

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 first U.S. president to be a lawyer?

In what year was the American Bar Association founded?

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

What years make up the span of the Warren Court?

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