1835-1867, Supreme Court Justice, James Moore Wayne


This James Moore Wayne mug is part of our collection of US Supreme Court biographical mugs.  An image of James Moore Wayne and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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James Moore Wayne was an officer in the Georgia Hussars during the War of 1812.  He served in the Georgia House of Representatives 1815-1816 and served as Mayor of Savannah.  He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives but resigned when President Andrew Jackson nominated him as an associate justice to the Supreme Court where he served until his death.  In Dred Scott v. Sanford, Chief Justice Roger Taney gave the majority opinion with Wayne concurring that African-Americans, free or enslaved, do not have rights under the Constitution.  He agreed with Jackson on the Indian Removal Act, that land that used to belong to the Indians now belonged to the state.

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 James Moore Wayne 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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