National Affairs: President vs. Senate

The U. S. Supreme Court listened to a dispute on the Constitution between Solicitor General James M. Beck and Senator George Wharton Pepper. Mr. Beck represented the person and office of the President. Senator Pepper represented the Senate.

The Particulars. One Frank S. Myers was appointed postmaster at Portland, Ore., by President Wilson in 1917, was removed by the President in January, 1920. Mr. Myers sued for salary for the balance of his four-year term.

The Dispute. Postmasters are appointed by the President "by and with the advice and consent of...

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