Merry Christmas! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The Supreme Court) for Tuesday, December 25, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 77):
Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes once referred to this 1857 decision as the court’s first self-inflicted wound
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Richard Koehler, a data scientist from Wilmington, Delaware|
|Lanier Heyburn, a neuroscientist from Bethesda, Maryland|
|Charbel Barakat, an attorney from Tampa, Florida (1-day total: $30,700)|
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Correct response: What is Dred Scott (v. Sanford)?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
The Dred Scott decision (formal case name Dred Scott v. John F.A. Sandford) is widely considered to be the worst decision rendered by the United States Supreme Court. In a 7-2 ruling, the Court ruled that Scott, who had resided in a free state and territory, was not entitled to freedom, and going as far to rule that the Missouri Compromise of 1820 was unconstitutional and that Scott did not even have standing to sue in federal court. It essentially pushed the United States into the Civil War.
Now that’s ending up on the wrong side of history for Roger B. Taney, the Chief Justice who wrote the majority opinion.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Charbel $9,000 + $9,000 = $18,000 (What is Dred Scott v
v San Sanford?)
Lanier $9,000 – $2,300 = $6,700 (What is Plessy v. Ferguson?)
Richard $14,600 + $3,401 = $18,001 (1-day total: $18,001) (What is Dred Scot?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) MEANWHILE… $400 (25th pick)
Richard 7600 -2600 (Lanier 4000 Charbel 400)
2) U.S. NATIONAL LABORATORIES $2000 (14th pick)
Lanier 10800 -3000 (Richard 8600 Charbel 3600)
3) THAT WAS SOME CHRISTMAS! $2000 (20th pick)
Charbel 10000 -1000 (Richard 8600 Lanier 6200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -72
J! round: BLAME CANADA $800 & $1000
DJ! Round: 13-LETTER PHRASES $1200 & $1600
Total $ Left On Board: $4,600
Richard $17,200 Coryat, 24 correct, 2 incorrect, 47.17% in first on buzzer
Charbel $10,000 Coryat, 11 correct, 2 incorrect, 20.75% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Lanier $12,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 28.30% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $39,200
Lach Trash: $1,800 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,400
Charbel Barakat, final stats:
31 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts
25.00% in first on buzzer (26/104)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $13,200)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,500
Richard Koehler, stats to date:
24 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts
47.17% in first on buzzer (25/53)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,600)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,200
Richard Koehler, to win:
2 games: 48.91%
Avg. streak: 1.957 games.
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 163 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 4.5506 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.7842).
An average of 8.2427 4+-time champions (standard deviation 2.2093).
An early cutoff took place 28.718% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
Richard Koehler qualified 5.765% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 43.151% of the time.
Alex Schmidt qualified 18.347% of the time.
Jackie Fuchs qualified 4.731% of the time.
Mary Ann Borer qualified 0.979% of the time.
Kyle Becker qualified 0.098% of the time.
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