1923-1930, Supreme Court Justice, Edward Terry Sanford


This Edward Terry Sanford mug is part of our collection of US Supreme Court biographical mugs.  An image of Edward Terry Sanford and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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In 1923, President Harding nominated Edward Terry Sanford as a justice to the U.S. Supreme Court.  He was a conservative who favored strict adherence to antitrust laws.  He authored the majority opinion in Okanogan Indians v. United States, which upheld the power of the President’s pocket veto.  In his opinion on Corrigan v. Buckley, he upheld the right of property sellers to discriminate based on race.  His most noted majority opinion was in Gitlow v. New York (1926), while upholding a state law banning anarchist literature, the opinion implied that some provisions of the Bill of Rights apply with equal force to the states via the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, commonly called “incorporation.”

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 Edward Terry Sanford 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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