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Trivia Tuesday – The Judiciary of Virginia – Answers

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1. Which court is the lowest of the Virginia court system, and is the court that most Virginians have contact with?

A. Virginia General District Court (GDC)

B. Virginia Circuit Courts

C.  Court of Appeals of Virginia

2. The Virginia Circuit Courts are the state trial courts of general jurisdiction. How many Circuit Courts are there in the state of Virginia?

A. 30

B.120

C. 61

3. The jurisdiction of the Virginia General District Court is generally limited to traffic cases and other misdemeanors, civil cases involving dollars amounts of under?

A. 5,000

B. 10,000

C. $25,000

4. How many justices make up the Supreme Court of Virginia, the highest court in the Commonwealth of Virginia?

A.11

B. 7

C. 9

5. How long is the term of a justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia?

A. 12 years

B. 8 years

C. lifetime

Trivia Tuesday –  The Code of Virginia Answers

How much do you know about the Code of Virginia, the statutory law of the U.S. state of Virginia?

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1. In what year was the Virginia Code Commission made a permanent part of the state’s legislative branch and given the responsibility for publishing and maintaining the code?

A. 1950

B. 1997

C. 1914

D. 1883

2. True or False: The laws published in the Code of Virginia are supreme over local ordinances passed by the counties and independent cities of Virginia.

TRUE

3.  The first unofficial copy of Virginia laws, A collection of all the acts of Assembly of Virginia, was published in 1733 by which Virginian?

A. Thomas Jefferson

B. William Waller Hening

C. William Parks

D. Benjamin Watkins Leigh

4. The Virginia Code Commission also has the responsibility of publishing the Virginia Administrative Code and Rules of Evidence, as well as Virginia State Bar advisory opinions and Virginia compacts, which it may incorporate into the code. How many members compose the Virginia Code Commission?

A. 24

B. 10

C. 36

D. 8

5. The Code of ____(what year) is the most recent official revision of the Code of Virginia and continues to remain in force?

A. 1950

B. 2007

C. 1918

D. 1998

6. How many titles (sections) are there in the Code of Virginia?

A. 27

B. 129

C. 561

D. 67

Trivia Tuesday – Law School – Answers

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1. What year did the Association of American Law Schools adopt a requirement that law school consist of a three-year course of study?

A. 1906

B. 1889

C. 1943

2. The American Bar Association(ABA) headquarter’s is located in which city?

A. Washington, D.C.

B. Chicago, Illinois

C. New York, New York

3. In what year did Notre Dame Law School start admitting women?

A. 1918

B. 1940

C. 1966

4. What Law school did Barack Obama, current President of the United States, graduate from?

A. Northeastern University School of Law

B. Harvard Law School

C. Yale Law School

5. Which is the first Law School established in the United States that is still active today?

A. Marshall-Wythe School of Law (The College of William & Mary) established 1779 (closed in 1861 and reopened in 1920)

B. University of Virginia School of Law

C. University of Maryland School of Law

BONUS: How many of the Presidents of United States have been lawyers?

A. 12

B. 24

C. 42


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Trivia Tuesday Answers – Constitution

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1. When was the U.S. Constitution signed?

A. 1704

B. 1776

C. 1787:
The Constitutional Convention met from May 25 – September 17, 1787, and was signed on the last day.

2. How many signatures are on the U.S. Constitution?

A. 13

B. 27

C. 39:
Of the 55 delegates who attended the convention, only 39 signed.

3. What is the introductory paragraph to the U.S. Constitution called?

A. Introduction

B. Prequel

C. Preamble:
“We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessing of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”

4. What was NOT the purpose of forming the U.S. Constitution?

A. To declare independence from Britain:
That was the Declaration of Independence!

B. To create a unified National Government – True!

C. To protect individual liberties of American citizens – True!

5.Which historically significant figure was NOT present at the Constitutional Convention?

A. Benjamin Franklin – True!

B. George Washington – True!

C. Thomas Jefferson:
Many of the appointed representatives for the original states were unwilling or unable to attend. Among those were some pretty famous names:
Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, John Adams, Samuel Adams & John Hancock!


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Trivia Tuesday Answers

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1. When was the US Supreme Court established?

A. 1698

B. 1789:
The US Constitution was ratified in 1789, making the Supreme Court official, and it convened for the first time on February 2, 1790.

C. 1802

3. Who nominates justices to the US Supreme Court?

A. The US public

B. The President of the US:
Justices are appointed by the President of the United States, and then confirmed by the Senate.

C. Congress

4. What is the term length of a US Supreme Court Justice?

A. 4 years

B. 12 years

C. Life
Justices serve life terms, unless the retire, resign, take senior status or are impeached (which has never happened).

5. How many justices sit at the current US Supreme Court?

A. 12 – 2 chief justices & 10 associate justices

B. 15 – 5 chief justices & 10 associate justices

C. 9 – 1 chief justice & 8 associate justices
The US Constitution left the number of justices to be determined by Congress, and it has since fluctuated along with the size of the United States population.

2. Who was the first female justice on the US Supreme Court?

A. Sonia Sotomayor

B.  Elena Kagan

C. Ruth Bader Ginsburg:
Ms. Ginsburg was elected to the Court on August 10, 1993 by President Bill Clinton & she has been serving now for 21 years and 11 months.


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An Obstructed View Caused By Your Auto Air Freshener May Get You In Trouble.

Can an auto air freshener block a driver’s view to justify a brief detention?  Yes.

In a recent unpublished decision by the Virginia Court of Appeals, the Court ruled that a police officer had a reasonable suspicion that the driver may be in violation of Section 46.2-1054 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended. That statute essentially says that a driver may not have an obstructed view when driving his or her vehicle. This minor offense can sometimes lead to much bigger problems, as one Virginia driver discovered.

In a recent case the police officer stopped the driver, smelled marijuana, and then recovered cocaine that fell from the driver’s pant leg during a search of the defendant.

In light of this recent case, drivers should be cautioned to refrain from using any objects that may obstruct their view.

If you are arrested following a stop based on an air freshener hanging from a rear view mirror, you should immediately contact the Norfolk traffic lawyers at Montagna Klein Camden L.L.P.  Our Norfolk and Virginia Beach criminal defense lawyers have extensive experience defending your rights.

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