1939-1962, Supreme Court Justice, Felix Frankfurter


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

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Felix Frankfurter served in WW I as a major in the Officers Reserve Corps.  In 1917, he became assistant to the Secretary of War.  He lobbied President Wilson to support the establishment of a Jewish homeland and helped found the ACLU.  In 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt nominated him to the Supreme Court. He was an outspoken advocate of judicial restraint, not imposing limits on the authority of the legislative and executive branches.  In Baker v. Carr, Frankfurter believed the federal courts did not have the right to tell sovereign state governments how to apportion their legislature, and the Supreme Court should not get involved in political questions whether federal or local.

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 Felix Frankfurter 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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