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  1. page Alan K. Simpson edited ... Simpson was born in Denver, Colorado, September 2, 1931, the son of Milward and Lorna (Kooi) S…
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    Simpson was born in Denver, Colorado, September 2, 1931, the son of Milward and Lorna (Kooi) Simpson. He attended public schools in Cody and graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1954. He earned his law degree from University of Wyoming in 1958. Admitted to the bar in 1958, he practiced law in Cody. He served as assistant attorney-general of Wyoming in 1958-59, and as city attorney of Cody. He was United States Commissioner from 1959-1969.
    He was elected to the Wyoming House of Representatives in 1964 and served until 1977. In 1978, he was elected to the U. S. Senate and re-elected in 1984 and 1990. He was not a candidate for re-election in 1996. In the U. S. Senate, Simpson served as Republican whip (1985-1993); and chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs committee. Following his departure from the U. S. Senate, he served as visiting lecturer, Kennedy School of Government, Shorenstein Center, and Director of the Institute of Politics, 1997-2000. He was appointed to the American Battle Monuments Commission in 2001. In 2002, he was co-chairman of the Continuity in Government Commission.
    Additional Resources
    "Al Simpson - Nothing Else Matters," Wyoming PBS, 2006. (accessed April 2017)

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Tuesday, April 11

  1. page Wyoming Supreme Court edited ... John A. Riner compiled Volume II of the Wyoming Reports. This volume was printed in 1882 and c…
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    John A. Riner compiled Volume II of the Wyoming Reports. This volume was printed in 1882 and contained 49 cases, including 4 cases omitted in Volume I. This volume was financed through a cooperation of the Territory and the United States Government. Congress appropriated one thousand dollars to which the Territory of Wyoming added four hundred dollars.
    Volume III was edited by the editorial staff of the National Reporter System and contained 57 cases determined by the Territorial Supreme Court.
    Hon.Justice J.C. Perry
    Term continued into the State Supreme Court, being elected September 11, 1890.
    Term continued into the State Supreme Court, being elected September 11, 1890.
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    Retired
    Retired shortly before his death on December 10, 2004.
    Hon.Justice Marilyn S.
    Retired
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  2. page Judicial Branch edited ... 1st law school club established: Potter Law Club formed by Thurman Arnold, 1922. 1st county c…
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    1st law school club established: Potter Law Club formed by Thurman Arnold, 1922.
    1st county court judges in Wyoming: After the law was passed establishing county courts in 1979, Franklin Mockler and Robert W. Allen were appointed in Laramie County; Stephen Davidson and Michael J. Krampner were appointed in Natrona County.
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    Supreme Court: Hon.Justice Marilyn Stebner
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    three cases.
    Legal Firsts in Wyoming
    Significant Wyoming Court Cases
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  3. page G. Joseph Cardine edited ... Wyoming Supreme Court June 13, 1983 - July 1994 G. Joseph Cardine was born July 6, 1924, in P…
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    Wyoming Supreme Court June 13, 1983 - July 1994
    G. Joseph Cardine was born July 6, 1924, in Prairie duChien, Wisconsin. He graduated from east Rockford High School (Ill.) in 1942. He earned a degree in engineering from the University of Illinois in 1948 and a law degree from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1954. He entered private practice in Casper and, from 1966 to 1977, he was a partner in the firm of Cardine, Vlastos and Reeves. He accepted an appointment to the faculty of the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1977. He was appointed to the Supreme Court June 13, 1983. In 1993, he helped to establish the Trial Lawyers College. He served as Chief Justice from 1988-1990. He retired from the court in 1994.
    Hon.Justice Cardine passed
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  4. page William A. Taylor edited ... Wyoming Supreme Court January 22, 1993-2001 William A. Taylor was born in Lusk, the son of Do…
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    Wyoming Supreme Court January 22, 1993-2001
    William A. Taylor was born in Lusk, the son of Don and Ethel Taylor. Reared and educated in Lusk, he graduated from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1959. He practiced law until he was appointed director of the Wyoming State Bar. He was appointed to a district judgeship in Douglas, serving until 1993 when he was appointed to the Supreme Court by Governor Mike Sullivan.
    Hon.Justice Taylor died
    Additional Resources
    William A. "Al" Taylor obituary, Lusk Herald, 6/30/2010, accessed through the Niobrara County Library
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  5. page Keith G. Kautz edited ... 8th Judicial District Court Justice 1993-2015 Supreme Court 2015- ... to replace Hon. Ju…
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    8th Judicial District Court Justice 1993-2015
    Supreme Court 2015-
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    to replace Hon.Justice Marilyn Stebner
    Additional Resources
    "Former Goshen County judge sworn in as justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court," Scottsbluff Star Herald, August 31, 2015. (accessed September 2015)
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  6. page Keith G. Kautz edited ... 8th Judicial District Court Justice 1993-2015 Supreme Court 2015- The Honorable Justice K…
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    8th Judicial District Court Justice 1993-2015
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    in Torrington. JudgeJustice Kautz has
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    Additional Resources
    "Former Goshen County judge sworn in as justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court," Scottsbluff Star Herald, August 31, 2015. (accessed September 2015)
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  7. page Wyoming Firsts edited ... 1st Execution by Lethal Injection: Mark Hopkinson, January 22, 1991. 1st Wind Farm: Foote Cre…
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    1st Execution by Lethal Injection: Mark Hopkinson, January 22, 1991.
    1st Wind Farm: Foote Creek Rim near Arlington, completed in 1999.
    1st Female Wyoming Supreme Court Justice: Justice Marilyn Stebner Kite, 2000. Justice Kite also became the court's first female Chief Justice in 2010.
    1st Community wide Smoking Ban Ordinance: Laramie, 2005. This included all restaurants and bars.
    1st Judicial District Judged Entirely by Women: Laramie County Circuit Court, 2009. Hon. Denise Nau, Hon. Roberta Coates, Hon. Catherine R. Rogers.
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    1st African-American Chief of Police: James W. Byrd, Cheyenne, 1966.
    1st Federally Protected Wildlife Corridor: Path of the Pronghorns, 2008. Each year, 500-600 pronghorn antelope travel along the 150 mile route between their summer range in Grand Teton National Park to their winter range in the Green River Valley in the longest land mammal migration in the lower 48 states. The wildlife corridor was established to help ensure that the route remains open and viable for the herd, especially in some of the narrow "pinch points" that are threatened by mineral development and suburban expansion.
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    Atkins, 2016.
    Additional Resources
    "Cowboy State is Known Far and Wide for 'Firsts'", Pine Bluffs Post, 5-7-2015, accessed online May 2015
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  8. page Marilyn Stebner Kite edited ... {Marilyn S.jpg} Supreme Court Justice March 30, 2000 - August 3, 2015 ... until 2014. Ho…
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    Supreme Court Justice March 30, 2000 - August 3, 2015
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    until 2014. Hon.Justice Kite retired
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    September 2015, Hon.Justice Kite received
    Retired Justice Kite receives Judicial Excellence Award County10.com, September 27, 2015. (accessed September 2015)
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