Myers v. United States

PETITIONER: Myers
RESPONDENT: United States
LOCATION:

DOCKET NO.: 2
DECIDED BY: Taft Court (1925-1930)
LOWER COURT:

ARGUED: Apr 13, 1925 / Apr 14, 1925
DECIDED: Oct 25, 1926

Facts of the case

An 1876 law provided that postmasters of the first, second, and third classes shall be appointed and may be removed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. President Woodrow Wilson removed Myers, a postmaster first class, without seeking Senate approval.

Question

Did the Act unconstitutionally restrict the President's power to remove appointed officials?