United States ex Rel. McLean v. Vilas
124 U.S. 86 (1888)

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United States ex Rel. McLean v. Vilas, 124 U.S. 86 (1888)

United States ex Rel. McLean v. Vilas

Argued November 21-22, 1887

Decided January 9, 1888

124 U.S. 86

Syllabus

Upon the statutes of the United States which are considered at length in the opinion of the Court, held that no obligation rests upon the Postmaster General to readjust the salaries of postmasters oftener than once in two years; that such readjustment, when it takes place, establishes the amount of the salary prospectively for two years; but that a discretion rests with the Postmaster General to make a more frequent readjustment, when cases of hardship seem to require it.

Petition for mandamus. Petition dismissed. The petitioner sued out this writ of error. The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.

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