In 1935, the Supreme Court decided a landmark case which established that the dismissal of a federal commissioner by the President on policy grounds was unjustified. Gregory Jacob explains the case of Humphrey's Executor v. United States and how its application affects our interpretation of the power and role of the executive branch.

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