|Ten Famous Cases of the Nevada Supreme Court, 1865-1937|
The Nevada Supreme Court first heard cases in 1865 in the former Great Basin Hotel, which had been converted to a state and county office building and stood on the corner of Carson and Musser Streets in Carson City. In 1871, the Court moved across the street to the newly constructed Capitol Building, where it continued to sit until 1937.
These ten cases, decided by the Court during the period from 1865-1937, were selected by former Legislative Counsel and legal historian Russell W. McDonald, either for their legal importance or for the novel nature of their facts.
Case 1 The Posse - Smith v. State
Photographs courtesy of the Nevada Historical Society.