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Myers v. United States - Significance, History Of Appointment And Removal Powers, A Former President Defends Presidential Powers, Three Strong Dissents

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Appellant

Lois P. Myers, administrator of the estate of Frank S. Myers

Appellee

United States

Appellant's Claim

That President Woodrow Wilson illegally dismissed Frank Myers from his job as postmaster, and Myers was owed back pay.

Chief Lawyers for Appellant

Will R. King, Martin L. Pipes

Chief Lawyer for Appellee

James M. Beck, U.S. Solicitor General

Justices for the Court

Pierce Butler, Edward Terry Sanford, Harlan Fiske Stone, George Sutherland, William Howard Taft (writing for the Court), Willis Van Devanter

Justices Dissenting

Louis D. Brandeis, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Clark McReynolds

Place

Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

25 October 1926

Decision

The Court held that the executive branch had the right to remove federal employees and it affirmed the decision by the U.S. Court of Claims to deny Myers any back pay.

Related Cases

  • Ex parte Grossman, 267 U.S. 87 (1925).
  • Humphrey's Executor v. United States, 295 U.S. 602 (1935).
  • Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. v. Sawyer, 343 U.S. 579 (1952).
  • Wiener v. United States, 357 U.S. 349 (1958).
  • Schick v. Reed, 419 U.S. 256 (1974).

Sources

The National Cyclopedia of American Biography Volume XXIII. New York: James T. White, 1933.

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