Myers v United States

Myers v United States - Myers v. United States 1926 I....

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1926 I. Facts a. An 1876 law provided that postmasters of the first, second, and third classes shall be appointed and may be removed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. President Woodrow Wilson removed Myers, a postmaster first class, without seeking Senate approval. b. II. Legal Questions presented a. Did the Act unconstitutionally restrict the President's power to remove appointed officials? b. III. Answers a. Yes. After tracing legislative debate of the First Congress in 1789 which dealt with the interpretation of the President's appointment power, Chief Justice Taft concluded that the power to remove appointed officers is vested in the President alone. According to Taft, to deny the President that power would not allow him to "discharge his own constitutional duty of seeing that the laws be faithfully executed." IV. Reasons (by ___) a. Form of argument b. Legal doctrines V. Dissent reasons a. In a lengthy dissent, Justice McReynolds
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2010 for the course PLS 459 taught by Professor Lermack during the Fall '09 term at Bradley.

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