United States ex Rel. Miller v. Raum
135 U.S. 200 (1890)

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United States ex Rel. Miller v. Raum, 135 U.S. 200 (1890)

United States ex Rel. Miller v. Raum

No. 1572

Submitted April 7, 1890

Decided April 21, 1890

135 U.S. 200

ERROR TO THE SUPREME COURT

OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Syllabus

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.

Page 135 U. S. 201

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