Ex Parte Hennen, 38 U.S. 225 (1839), was a decision of the United States Supreme Court concerning the removal power under the Appointments Clause.

Ex parte Hennen
Decided January 26, 1839
Full case nameEx parte Duncan N. Hennen
Citations38 U.S. 225 (more)
The power of removal is incidental to the power of appointment under the Appointments Clause. All officers of the United States may be removed at the will of the appointing authority unless otherwise provided by law.
Court membership
Chief Justice
Roger B. Taney
Associate Justices
Joseph Story · Smith Thompson
John McLean · Henry Baldwin
James M. Wayne · Philip P. Barbour
John Catron · John McKinley
Case opinion
MajorityThompson, joined by unanimous
Laws applied
U.S. Const. art. II, § 2, cl. 2

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