1812-1845, Supreme Court Justice, Joseph Story


This U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Joseph Story History Mug is one of a collection of U.S. Supreme Court biographical mugs. An image of Joseph Story and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Joseph Story joined the court at age 32 and became the intellectual anchor of the Supreme Court.  He saw the law as an evolving body of doctrines.  He established the Court’s authority over state decisions that touched on federal law.  In Bank of the U.S. v. Dandridge, his decision led to the creation of a modern corporation as a legal entity.  Story bolstered the abolitionist movement in his ruling that the transport of a group of Africans across the Atlantic was illegal and the slaves should be freed.  He was an early voice calling for the end of slavery and the education of women.

US Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest federal court of the United States, established in 1788 pursuant to Article Three of the U.S. Constitution.  It has the ultimate jurisdiction over all federal and state court cases involving federal laws.  The Court normally consists of the Chief Justice and eight associate justices, who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.  Justices have lifetime tenure unless they resign, retire or are removed after impeachment.  The Supreme Court is one of the three branches of the federal government which also includes the Executive (President) and Legislative (Senate and House of Representatives).

This U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Joseph Story History Mug is part of our U.S. Supreme Court series which includes all the U.S. Supreme Court Justices.

The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history.  The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton.  He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone.  The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.

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