McAllister v. United States

McAllister v. United States, 141 U.S. 174 (1891), was a decision of the United States Supreme Court concerning the removal power under the Appointments Clause.

McAllister v. United States
Argued March 24, 1891
Decided May 25, 1891
Full case nameMcAllister v. United States
Citations141 U.S. 174 (more)
Congress may provide for the at-will removal of territorial offices, even if such officers exercise judicial functions.
Court membership
Chief Justice
Melville Fuller
Associate Justices
Stephen J. Field · Joseph P. Bradley
John M. Harlan · Horace Gray
Samuel Blatchford · Lucius Q. C. Lamar II
David J. Brewer · Henry B. Brown
Case opinions
MajorityHarlan, joined by Fuller, Bradley, Blatchford, Lamar, Brewer
DissentField, joined by Gray, Brown
Laws applied
U.S. Const. art. II, § 2, cl. 2


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