1994-2022, Supreme Court Justice, Stephen Breyer


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

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President Clinton nominated Stephen Breyer to the Supreme Court in 1994.  Breyer wrote the majority opinion in the case of Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama, saying racial gerrymandering claims must be looked at district by district, and struck down four of Alabama’s state Senate districts as unconstitutional racial gerrymanders.  Breyer dissented in Vieth v. Jubelirer, in which the Court held partisan gerrymandering is a non-justiciable claim.  Breyer dissented in Glossip v. Gross, which held that prisoners challenging their executions must provide a “known and available” execution method before challenging their method of execution.

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 Stephen Breyer 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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