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Back Story: Nevada Supreme Court Trivia: What do You Know About Our Supreme Court?

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JANUARY 2009
NEVADA LAWYER
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NEVADA SUPREME COURT TRIVIA WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT OUR SUPREME COURT?
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TRUE OR FALSE: Supreme Court Justice John Neely Johnson also served as the Governor of California. Which of the following Nevada Supreme Court justices DID NOT also serve as a federal judge? a) Frank Herbert Norcross b) Charles M. Merrill c) Thomas Porter Hawley d) George Frederick Talbot Which of these Nevada Supreme Court justices served in nonsuccessive terms? a) Edward Augustus Ducker b) Milton Benjamin Badt c) Charles Henry Belnap d) Cameron McVicar Batjer TRUE OR FALSE: Justice Thomas Van Camp Julien is the only Nevada Supreme Court justice to die while still in office. Which of the following DID NOT serve as a California judge prior to serving on the Nevada Supreme Court? a) William Edward Orr b) John Garber c) Warner Earll d) Bernard Crosby Whitman Which of the following Nevada Supreme Court justices also represented Nevada in the United States Senate (there are two): a) Patrick Anthony McCarran b) Jon R. Collins c) Gordon Rufus Thompson d) William Alexander Massey TRUE OR FALSE: Justice Noel Edwin Manoukian served as a judge in the First and Ninth Judicial Districts prior to serving as a Nevada Supreme Court justice. The first woman to serve on the Nevada Supreme Court was: a) Nancy Becker b) Deborah Agosti c) Miriam Shearing d) Nancy Saitta Three Nevada Supreme Court justices have served for over 25 years on the court. They are: a) Edward Augustus Ducker b) John Code Mowbray c) Benjamin Wilson Coleman d) Charles Henry Belnap
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ANSWERS 1. True. John Neely Johnson served as Governor of California from 1856-58 and as a Nevada Supreme Court Justice from 1867-71. 2. (d) George Frederick Talbot 3. (c) Charles Henry Belnap 4. False (Chief Justice E. J. L. Tabor, Justice Milton B. Badt, Justice Myron Leavitt) 5. (a) William Edward Orr 6. (a) Patrick Anthony McCarran (U.S. Senator: 1933-1954) and (d) William Alexander Massey (U.S. Senator:1912-1913). 7. True 8. (c) Miriam Shearing (1993) 9. (a) Edward Augustus Ducker (1919-1946), (b) John Code Mowbray (1967-1993) and (d)CharlesHenryBelnap(1872-75;1881-1904) 10. True(NevadaChiefJustice1879-1880;California Chief Justice 1889-1914) 11. True
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10. TRUE OR FALSE: William H. Beatty served as Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court as well as Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court. 11. TRUE OR FALSE: Charles Henry Belnap was initially appointed to the court in 1872 by his father-in-law, Governor Lewis R. Bradley.
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