Humphrey’s Executor v. United States
|Humphrey’s Executor v. United States|
|Court||U.S. Supreme Court|
|Citation||295 U.S. 602 (1935)|
|Date decided||May 27, 1935|
The language of the act, and purposes of the legislation combine to demonstrate the congressional intent to create a body of experts which shall be independent of executive authority. This is not in violation of separation of powers because the FTC is an administrative body created by Congress.Myers v. United States (1926) upheld the President's right to remove officers who were "units of the executive department." Here, the FTC is different because it is a body created by Congress to perform quasi-legislative and judicial functions.