1911-1916, Supreme Court Justice, Joseph Rucker Lamar


This Joseph Rucker Lamar mug is part of our collection of US Supreme Court biographical mugs.  An image of Joseph Rucker Lamar and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Joseph Rucker Lamar practiced law in Georgia from 1880 to 1910.  He served in the Georgia House of Representatives and was a justice on the Georgia Supreme Court from 1901-1905.  President William Howard Taft nominated Lamar as an associate justice to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1910, and he was confirmed by the Senate.  Lamar’s most famous opinion came in a labor case Gompers v. Buck’s Stove and Range Company.  Writing for an undivided Court, Lamar declared that a secondary boycott constituted an illegal conspiracy in restraint of trade, which could be stopped by an injunction, and he rejected the union’s claim of freedom of speech.

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 Rucker Lamar 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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