Myers v. United States (272 U.S. 52)

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Myers v. United States (272 U.S. 52) by William Howard Taft
Myers v. United States, 272 U.S. 52 (1926), was a United States Supreme Court decision ruling that the President has the exclusive power to remove executive branch officials, and does not need the approval of the Senate or any other legislative body. — Excerpted from Myers v. United States on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Opinion of the Court

United States Supreme Court

272 U.S. 52

MYERS  v.  UNITED STATES (272 U.S. 52)

 Argued: April 13, 14, 1925. --- Decided: Oct 25, 1926

[Syllabus from pages 52-60 intentionally omitted]

Messrs. Will R. King, of Portland, Or., and L. H. Cake, of Washington, D. C. (Martin L. Pipes, of Portland, Or., of counsel), for appellant.

Mr. George Wharton Pepper, of Philadelphia, Pa., amicus curiae.

Mr. James M. Beck, Sol. Gen., of New York City, and Rebert P. Reeder, Sp. Asst. Atty. Gen., for the United States.

[Argument of Counsel and Amicus Curiae from pages 60-106 intentionally omitted]

Mr. Chief Justice TAFT delivered the opinion of the Court.


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