1981-2006, Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O’Connor


This U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor History Mug is one of a collection of U.S. Supreme Court biographical mugs. An image of Sandra Day O’Connor and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Sandra Day O’Connor was the Republican leader in the Arizona Senate before her nomination to the Supreme Court by Ronald Reagan.  Unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate, she became the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court.  Considered a federalist and a moderate Republican, she frequently sided with the conservative bloc, but later in her tenure, she was regarded as the swing opinion in many cases.  She often wrote concurring opinions that limited the reach of the majority holding. She refused to overturn Roe v. Wade.  In 2009, President Barack Obama awarded her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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 Sandra Day O’Connor 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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  • To preserve photographic quality, we recommend hand washing.
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