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Myers v. United States
United States Supreme Court
272 U.S. 52, 47 S.Ct. 21 (1926)
On July 21, 1917, the president appointed Myers (plaintiff) as a postmaster of the first class at Portland, Oregon for a four-year term. This appointment was made with the advice and consent of the Senate. On February 2, 1920, Myers was removed from his position by order of the president. Myers brought suit in the Court of Claims to recover back pay in the amount of $8,838.71. The Court of Claims found that Myers’s removal without the advice and consent of the Senate was proper. Myers appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Taft, C.J.)
Dissent (Brandeis, J.)
Dissent (McReynolds, J.)
Dissent (Holmes, J.)
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