1958-1981, Supreme Court Justice, Potter Stewart


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

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Potter Stewart served as a Navy Officer in the during World War II.  In 1954, President Eisenhower appointed him to the U.S. Court of  Appeals, and in 1958 President Dwight D. Eisenhower nominated him to the Supreme Court. Stewart was seen as a centrist justice. He joined the decision in Furman v. Georgia (1972), that invalidated all death penalty laws then in force.  Steward’s views evolved on the right of privacy and he became a key mover behind the Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade (1973). Stewart believed the majority of justices on Warren Court adopted readings of the First Amendment that went beyond the framers’ intention.

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 Potter Stewart 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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