United States ex Rel. Miller v. Raum - 135 U.S. 200 (1890)
U.S. Supreme Court
United States ex Rel. Miller v. Raum, 135 U.S. 200 (1890)
United States ex Rel. Miller v. Raum
Submitted April 7, 1890
Decided April 21, 1890
135 U.S. 200
ERROR TO THE SUPREME COURT
OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
When the Commissioner of Pensions, in executing an instruction from the Secretary of the Interior to increase a pension, gives a construction to a statute which had not been construed by the Secretary, but which had been left open to the Commissioner to construe, mandamus does not lie to compel the Commissioner to give a different construction to it.
The case is stated in the opinion.