Meyers v. United States Case Brief - Rule of Law: In federal courts, the best evidence rule is limited to cases where the contents of a writing are to be proved; such writings are not the only evidence to be used in determining perjury. 290, 297; Cunningham v. Neagle, 135 U.S. 1, 63; Russell Co. v. United States, 261 U.S. 514, 523. Facts.
President Woodrow Wilson removed Myers, a postmaster first class, without seeking Senate approval.
A summary and case brief of United States v. Myers, 550 F.2d 1036 (1977), including the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, key terms, and concurrences and dissents. A summary and case brief of Myers v. United States, 272 U.S. 52 (1926), including the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, key terms, and concurrences and dissents. Myers v. United States, 272 U.S. 52 (1926), was a United States Supreme Court decision ruling that the President has the exclusive power to remove executive branch officials, and does not need the approval of the Senate or any other legislative body.. Wilcox v. Jackson, 13 Peters 498, 513; United States v. Eliason, 16 Peters 291, 302; Williams v. United States, 1 How.
An 1876 law provided that postmasters of the first, second, and third classes shall be appointed and may be removed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. In 1920, Frank S. Myers, a First-Class Postmaster in Portland, Oregon, was removed from office by President Woodrow Wilson.