Wiener v. United States
A "quasi-judicial" Body, Shifting Precedents, Justice Felix Frankfurter
That the court of claims erred by dismissing his suit for back salary, in the wake of his improper dismissal by the president.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
T. H. Wachtel
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
J. Lee Rankin, U.S. Solicitor General
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, William J. Brennan, Jr., Harold Burton, Tom C. Clark, William O. Douglas, Felix Frankfurter (writing for the Court), John Marshall Harlan II, Earl Warren, Charles Evans Whittaker
Date of Decision
30 June 1958
Wiener was improperly dismissed by the president.
The decision held that a president does not have the power to arbitrarily remove a "quasi-judicial" commissioner from office.
- Myers v. United States, 272 U.S. 52 (1926).
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