Myers v. United States
Significance, History Of Appointment And Removal Powers, A Former President Defends Presidential Powers, Three Strong Dissents
Lois P. Myers, administrator of the estate of Frank S. Myers
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
Louis D. Brandeis, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Clark McReynolds
Date of Decision
25 October 1926
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.
- 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).
The National Cyclopedia of American Biography Volume XXIII. New York: James T. White, 1933.
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