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Unformatted text preview: remove executive branch officials? Does the president have constitutional power of removal? Holding : The Court, using precedent from the Myers case, held that the president does not have the power of removal without the consent from Congress. Reasoning : Justice Sutherland 1. The Federal Trade Commission is an administrative body created by Congress to execute legislative policies that have been prescribed to them by law. 2. Executive branch agencies must be free from control or coercive influence. 3. If the president has the power to removal, it threatens the independence of the agency. 4. In Myers v. United States , the Court decided the president could not remove a postmaster without the advice and consent of the Senate. Concurring Opinions: None Dissenting Opinions: None...
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- Spring '10
- Federal Trade Commission, President of the United States, William E. Humphrey