United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
204 F.3d 1125 (2000)
Michael D. Landry (plaintiff) was the senior vice president, chief financial officer, and cashier of First Guaranty Bank in Hammond, Louisiana. In 1996, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) (defendant) notified Landry that the FDIC intended to seek an order to remove Landry from his positions at his bank and prevent him from participating in the operations of any FDIC member bank in the future. Landry’s case was assigned to one of the FDIC’s administrative law judges (ALJs), who held a hearing and recommended that the FDIC issue the order against Landry. Landry disputed the ALJ’s conclusion, and his case was forwarded to the FDIC’s board of directors (Board) for a final decision. The Board agreed with the ALJ’s recommendation and issued the order against Landry. Landry filed a petition for judicial review with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, arguing that the FDIC’s appointment of its ALJs violated the Appointments Clause of the United States Constitution.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Williams, J.)
Concurrence (Randolph, J.)
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