1893-1895, Supreme Court Justice, Howell Edmunds Jackson


This Howell Edmunds Jackson mug is part of our collection of US Supreme Court biographical mugs.  An image of Howell Edmunds Jackson and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Howell Edmunds Jackson served in both the Tennessee House and Senate.  In 1886, he was appointed as a Federal Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  In 1893, President Benjamin Harrison nominated Jackson to the Supreme Court.  He is remembered for his option in Farmers’ Loan and Trust Co. in which Jackson argued in dissent that a federal income tax was constitutional.  He was skeptical of states’ rights and was inclined toward judicial restraint.  In Mobile & Ohio R.R. v. Tennessee, he favored a broad interpretation of the Contract Clause, ruling Tennessee acted illegally using the state Constitution to renege on a promised tax exception.

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 Howell Edmunds Jackson 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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