Cochnower v. United States - 248 U.S. 405 (1919)


U.S. Supreme Court

Cochnower v. United States, 248 U.S. 405 (1919)

Cochnower v. United States

No. 80

Argued December 16, 1918

Decided January 13, 1919

248 U.S. 405

Syllabus

Primarily, the creation of offices and the assignment of their compensation is a legislative function, and the fact and the extent of any delegation of it must clearly appear.

The Act of March 4, 1909, c. 314, 35 Stat. 1065, authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury "to increase and fix" the compensation of inspectors of customs, as he may think advisable, etc, did not empower him to decrease their salaries.

51 Ct.Clms. 461 reversed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

Page 248 U. S. 406



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