Blake v. United States

Blake v. United States, 103 U.S. 227 (1880), was a decision of the United States Supreme Court concerning the removal power under the Appointments Clause.

Blake v. United States
Decided January 1, 1880
Full case nameBlake v. United States
Citations103 U.S. 227 (more)
The President has the power to remove an officer of the United States by the appointment of a successor.
Court membership
Chief Justice
Morrison Waite
Associate Justices
Nathan Clifford · Noah H. Swayne
Samuel F. Miller · Stephen J. Field
William Strong · Joseph P. Bradley
Ward Hunt · John M. Harlan
Case opinion
MajorityHarlan, joined by unanimous
Laws applied
U.S. Const. art. II, § 2, cl. 2

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