United States v. Allison - 91 U.S. 303 (1875)
U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Allison, 91 U.S. 303 (1875)
United States v. Allison
91 U.S. 303
The Government Printing Office not being a bureau or division of either of the executive departments, or mentioned in the joint resolution of Congress of Feb. l8, 1867, 14 Stat. 569, the employer thereof are not entitled to the additional compensation authorized by that resolution.
This was a suit brought by Allison, an employee in the Government Printing Office, for additional compensation under the joint resolution of Congress approved Feb. 28, 1867, 14 Stat. 569.
The court below found as a matter of fact that the claimant was, on the day of the passage of the joint resolution, employed in that office, being paid by the day, and as a matter of law that the employees in the Government Printing Office on the 28th of February, 1867, were employees in a bureau or division of the Department of the Interior within the meaning of the joint resolution, and accordingly rendered judgment in favor of the claimant.
From this judgment the United States appealed to this Court.