Sandbox trivia page
Revision as of 09:18, 28 July 2012 by Matticus
This page is a collection point for random and interesting judicial trivia. Please include all judicial facts and trivia within an appropriate heading.
"Est" federal judges
- Oldest serving judge was Joseph W. Woodrough, who was 104 when he died in the position of senior judge. He is also the longest serving judge, staying in office for 61 years.
- Oldest serving active judge was Giles S. Rich, who was 95 when he died in office.
- Oldest serving Supreme Court Justice was Oliver Wendell Holmes, who was nearly 91 years old when he retired from the court.
- The youngest federal judge was Thomas Jefferson Boynton, who was 25 when Abraham Lincoln appointed him.
- The youngest federal appellate judge was William Howard Taft, who was 34 when he joined the Sixth Circuit.
- The youngest Supreme Court Justice was Joseph Story, who was 32 when he joined the court. 
- The longest serving US magistrate judge was Philip Lane, who served 40 years on the bench.
- Longest serving judge in the Third Circuit is William Nealon. 
Firsts in state courts
- First transgendered judge: Victoria Kolakowski, of the Superior Court of Alameda County, California 
- First time a woman presided over a hearing of the Kentucky Supreme Court: June 8, 2011, when Mary Noble did.
- O. Rogeriee Thompson was the first black woman to serve the Rhode Island District Court. She joined the court in 1988. In 1997, she became the first black woman to serve the Rhode Island Superior Court. 
- 1902- Sarah Herring Sorin becomes the first woman admitted to the Arizona bar in 1902. In 1913, she became the first woman to argue a case unassisted by a male counsel in front of the United States Supreme Court. 
"Est" state courts
- The youngest state judge was Marc L. Griffin, who was appointed as a justice of the peace in Indiana. 
- Longest oral arguments before the Wisconsin Supreme Court were on June 7, 2011, in a hearing on collective bargaining law. 
- Rosemary Sackett - longest serving judge of the Iowa Court of Appeals, from 1983 to January 17, 2012.
- Omer Poos
- Xenophon Hicks
- Learned Hand
- Susan C. Buddles
- Gershwin Drain
- Tonya Rainwater
- D. Winner
- F. Gates Peed
Strange yet interesting
- Sandra Day O'Connor and Robert Rehnquist briefly dated at Stanford. 
- ↑ Federal Judicial Milestones from the Federal Judicial Center.
- ↑ Go San Angelo, "U.S. magistrate Judge Phillip Lane retiring", June 6, 2011
- ↑ The Times Tribune "Judge William J. Nealon hits another milestone", July 15, 2011
- ↑ Oakland North "Victoria Kolakowski sworn in as first openly transgender US trial judge", January 5, 2011
- ↑ Kentucky.com, "Justice Noble to be 1st woman to preside at Ky. Supreme Court hearing", June 7, 2011
- ↑ Juneau Empire "Retired Superior Court Judge Larry Card holds court in Juneau", June 16, 2011
- ↑ White House News Release "President Obama Nominates Judge Denny Chin for United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson for United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit", October 6, 2009
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- ↑ World Records Academy "Youngest judge: 17-Year-Old Judge sets world record", November 1, 2011
- ↑ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Supreme Court reinstates collective bargaining law", June 14, 2011
- ↑ CBS:WHBF-TV, "Ceremony to mark retirement of Judge Sackett", October 11, 2011
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