1990-2009, Supreme Court Justice, David Souter


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

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President George H.W. Bush nominated David Souter as an associate justice of the Supreme Court in 1990 and he served there until retiring in 2009.  When Clarence Thomas arrived on the Court in 1991, Souter moved toward the ideological middle.  He saw the independence of the judiciary as the foundation of the rule of law.  Souter believed the decision in the case of Bush v. Gore mocked that tradition and that his colleague’s actions were so crudely partisan that he might not be able to serve with them anymore.  In the 1992 case of Lee v. Weisman, he voted with the liberal wing and against allowing prayer at a high school graduation ceremony.

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 David Souter 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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