1932-1938, Supreme Court Justice, Benjamin Cardozo


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

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Benjamin Cardozo graduated from Columbia Law School and wrote many books that remain valuable to judges today.  He served on the N.Y. Court of Appeals from 1914 to 1932 and as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1932 to 1938.  He was appointed by Herbert Hoover to succeed Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.  Democratic Senator Clarence Dill called Hoover’s appointment of Cardozo “the finest act of his career as President.”  Benjamin Cardozo formed part of the liberal bloc of justices known as the Three Musketeers.  He wrote the Court’s majority opinion in Nixon v. Condon and Steward Machine Co. v. Davis.  Cardozo was the second Jewish person appointed to the Supreme Court, the first being Louis Brandeis.

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 Benjamin Cardozo History Mug is part of our U.S. Supreme Court series which includes many of 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.

  • Mugs are food and microwave safe.
  • To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
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