United States v. Waters
133 U.S. 208 (1890)

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U.S. Supreme Court

United States v. Waters, 133 U.S. 208 (1890)

United States v. Waters

No. 95

Submitted November 11, 1889

Decided January 2i, 1890

133 U.S. 208

APPEAL FROM THE COURT OF CLAIMS

Syllabus

The amount of counsel fee to be allowed to a district attorney under Rev.Stat. § 824 for trial before a jury of a person indicted for crime is discretionary with the court, within the limits of the statute, and the action of the court in this respect is not subject to review by the Attorney General or by the accounting officers of the Treasury.

The supervisory powers of the Attorney General over the accounts of district attorneys, marshals, clerks and other officers of the courts of the United States under Rev.Stat. § 368 are the same which were vested in the Secretary of the Interior before the creation of the Department of Justice.

The powers of an auditor in the Treasury Department are limited to the examination and auditing of accounts, to the certification of balances, and to their transmission to the comptroller, and do not extend to the allowance or disallowance of the same.

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