357 51, p. 322 (Madison), is all about, if it does not expect Congress to try them. The majority ruled first that an independent counsel is not an "inferior Officer" of the United States for purposes of the Appointments Clause. 232-233 (M. Farrand ed. [ and the Justice Department are required to suspend all investigations and proceedings regarding the matter. (1931), we approved court appointment of United States commissioners, who exercised certain limited prosecutorial powers. An independent counsel is an inferior officer; therefore, Congress may by law vest the Appointment of such inferior officers, as they think proper: in the President, in the courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments. U.S. 654, 693] In Morrison v. Olson, certain factors as hallmarks of "inferior Officer" status, such as removability by a higher executive branch official other than the President, and limitations on the officer's duties, jurisdiction, and tenure. . ] The Special Division is a division of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. 17 See, e. g., 2 J. 282 U.S. 654, 676] [ Footnote 2 Appellees contend that Humphrey's Executor and Wiener are distinguishable from this case because they did not involve officials who performed a "core executive function." Nobody thought that it was a fundamental change, excluding from the President's appointment power and the Senate's confirmation power a category of officers who might function on their own, outside the supervision of those appointed in the more cumbersome fashion. U.S., at 726 [487 (1973); United States v. National Dairy Products Corp., "[T]he great security," wrote Madison, "against a gradual concentration of the several powers in the same department consists in giving to those who administer each department the necessary constitutional means and personal motives to resist encroachments of the others. But within it she exercises more than the full power of the Attorney General. But we do know that the investigation of him has been commenced, not necessarily because the President or his authorized subordinates believe it is in the interest of the United States, in the sense that it warrants the diversion of resources from other efforts, and is worth the cost in money and in possible damage to other governmental interests; and not even, leaving aside those normally considered factors, because the President or his authorized subordinates necessarily believe that an investigation is likely to unearth a violation worth prosecuting; but only because the Attorney General cannot affirm, as Congress demands, that there are no reasonable grounds to believe that further investigation is warranted. And nothing so effectively gives an appearance of validity to such charges as a Justice Department investigation and, even better, prosecution. With her on the briefs were Earl C. Dudley, Jr., and Louis In Go-Bart Importing Co. v. United States, Discussion. allows for the appointment of an "independent counsel" to investigate and, if appropriate, prosecute certain high-ranking Government officials for violations of federal criminal laws. Justice Robert Jackson, when he was Attorney General under President Franklin Roosevelt, described it in a memorable speech to United States Attorneys, as follows: That is the system of justice the rest of us are entitled to, but what of that select class consisting of present or former high-level Executive Branch officials? See In re Sealed Case, 267 U.S. App. No. U.S. 654, 682] 2; the limitations   24 United States v. Nixon, 6, pp. . Appellees next contend that the powers vested in the Special Division by the Act conflict with Article III of the Constitution. videos, thousands of real exam questions, and much more. (1959). The present statute provides ample means for that sort of attack, assuring that massive and lengthy investigations will occur, not merely when the Justice Department in the application of its usual standards believes they are called for, but whenever it pay would be equivalent to the disability ascertained, and to certify the same to the Secretary of War." In the often-quoted words of Justice Jackson: Similarly, we do not think that the Act works any judicial usurpation of properly executive functions. 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Sawyer (The Steel Seizure Case), Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Chadha, 22 Ill.487 U.S. 654, 108 S. Ct. 2597, 101 L. Ed. Besides the fact that this was dictum, it was dictum in a case where the distinguishing characteristics of inferior officers versus superior officers were in no way relevant, but rather only the distinguishing characteristics of an "officer of the United States" (to which the criminal statute at issue applied) as opposed to a mere employee. ] The Attorney General concluded that appellees Schmults and Dinkins lacked the requisite "criminal intent" to obstruct the Committee's investigation. The qualifier adds nothing but atmosphere. As applied to chairpersons, the Court’s current frameworks do not produce a clear answer about whether chairs in general are principal or inferior officers. Story, Commentaries on the Constitution 1536, pp. On July 20, 1987, the District Court upheld the constitutionality of the Act and denied the motions to quash. Congress, of course, operated under no such illusion when it enacted this statute, describing the "good cause" limitation as "protecting the independent counsel's ability to act independently of the President's direct control" since it permits removal only for "misconduct." V). 295 U.S., at 733 D.C., at 216, and n. 60, 838 F.2d, at 514, and n. 60 (citing In re Deaver, No. U.S., at 707 596(a)(1). the power to remove FTC Commissioners at will, the "coercive influence" of the removal power would "threate[n] the independence of [the] commission." U.S. 57, 64 U.S. 654, 684] . You also agree to abide by our. (1935), and Wiener v. United States, counteract[ing] ambition." 594(a) (1982 ed., Supp. 592(c) (1) Regarding Allegations Against Department of Justice Officials Id., at 631. John D. Dingell and Hon. But that has often been (and nothing prevents it from being) very broad - and should the independent counsel or his or her staff come up with something beyond that scope, nothing prevents him or her from asking the judges to expand his or her authority or, if that does not work, referring it to the Attorney General, whereupon the whole process would recommence and, if there was "reasonable basis to believe" that further investigation was warranted, that new offense would be referred to the Special Division, which would in all likelihood assign it to the same Id., at 696. If the Attorney General determines that "there are no reasonable grounds to believe that further investigation is warranted," then he must notify the Special Division of this result. See also United States v. Germaine, supra, at 511 (comparing "inferior" commissioners and bureau officers to heads of department, describing the former as "mere . The final question to be addressed is whether the Act, taken as a whole, violates the principle of separation of powers by unduly interfering with the role of the Executive Branch. 28 U.S.C. Appellant then sought review by this Court, and we noted probable jurisdiction. III." Ante, at 671. by David A. Strauss. Compare this with the description of the FTC's powers in Humphrey's Executor, which we stated "occupie[d] no place in the executive department": "The [FTC] is an administrative body created by Congress to carry into effect legislative policies embodied in the statute in accordance with the legislative standard therein prescribed, and to perform other specified duties as a legislative or as a judicial aid." V) (emphasis U.S. 654, 678] 433 See Bender v. Williamsport Area School District,   295 The provision has not been tested in practice, and we do not mean to say that an adventurous special court could not reasonably construe the provision as did the Court of Appeals; but it is the duty of federal courts to construe a statute in order to save it from constitutional infirmities, see, e. g., Commodity Futures Trading Comm'n v. Schor, , is to maintain the separation between the Judiciary and the other branches of the Federal Government by ensuring that judges do not encroach upon executive or legislative authority or undertake tasks that are more properly accomplished 596(a)(1). U.S. 654, 689] Instead, Justice Scalia emphasized his position in his Morrison dissent, that an inferior officer must be subordinate to some other official (under which approach the IC would, of course, have been a superior officer). Alexia Morrison, Independent Counsel v. Theodore B. Olson.   Thus, in the 10 years since the institution of the independent counsel was established by law, there have been nine highly publicized investigations, a source of constant political damage to two administrations. 596(a) (1) (1982 ed., Supp. Indeed, we note that the legislative history of the most recent amendment to the Act indicates that the scope of review to be exercised by the courts under 596(a)(3) is to be "the standards established by existing case law on the removal of [other] officials" who are subject to "good cause" removal. (1931); 28 U.S.C. (1880), we upheld the appointment by a court of federal "Judges of Election," who were charged with various duties involving the overseeing The Court could have resolved the removal power issue in this case by simply relying upon its erroneous conclusion that the independent counsel was an inferior officer, and then extending our holding that the removal of inferior officers appointed by the Executive can be restricted, to a new holding that even the removal of inferior officers appointed by the courts can be restricted. The reason is stated concisely by Madison: "The several departments being perfectly co-ordinate by the terms of their common commission, neither of them, it is evident, can pretend to an exclusive or superior right of settling the boundaries between their respective powers . -543 (1986). [487 It was then put forward a second time, with the urging that "some such provision [was] too necessary, to be omitted." (1982 ed., Supp.   See In re Olson, 260 U.S. App. [487 "substantial and credible information which [the counsel] receives . The relevant language of the Appointments Clause is worth repeating. [487 596(a)(3). The statute's highly visible procedures assure, moreover, that unlike most investigations these will be widely known and prominently displayed. an independent counsel in regard to those matters was final under 592(b)(1). 594(f) (1982 ed., Supp. U.S. 654, 725] U.S. 371 U.S. 344 . U.S., at 123 408 25 ] Our conclusion that the power to define the counsel's jurisdiction is incidental to the power to appoint also applies to the Division's authority to expand the jurisdiction of the counsel upon request of the Attorney General under 593(c)(2). U.S. 303 U.S. 371 343 Second, appellant is empowered by the Act to perform only certain, limited duties. 100 10, 1986), filed in No. U.S. 606 [487 For example, in United States v. Eaton, This Committee suggested that the Constitution be amended to state that the President "shall nominate and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate shall appoint ambassadors, and other public Ministers, Judges of the Supreme Court, and all other Officers of the [United States], whose appointments are not otherwise herein provided for." Footnote 27   As a general matter, the Act before us here requires the Attorney General to apply for the appointment of an independent counsel within 90 days after receiving a request to do so, unless he determines within that period that "there are no reasonable grounds to believe that further investigation or prosecution is warranted." ] We do not think that judicial exercise of the power to appoint, per se, is in any way inconsistent as a functional matter with the courts' exercise of their Article III powers. See 2 U.S.C. 1966). Footnote 19 295 The Attorney General is not allowed to appoint the individual of his choice; he does not determine the counsel's jurisdiction; and his The suggestion was that inferior officers are intended to be subordinate to those in whom their appointment is vested. Dissent. V). The District Court declined (in my view correctly) to get involved in the controversy, and urged the other two branches to try "[c]ompromise and cooperation, rather than confrontation." [487 Learn more about FindLaw’s newsletters, including our terms of use and privacy policy. ." On September 15, 1787, the last day of the Convention before the proposed Constitution was signed, in the midst of a host of minor changes that were being considered, Gouverneur Morris moved to add the exceptions clause. Id., at 627. Ante, at 671. I, 6, cl. 4. When the Attorney Contrary to the Court's assertion, see ante, at 673, we did not specifically find that these officials were inferior officers for purposes of the Appointments Clause, probably because no one had contended that they were principal officers. V), the statute applies to violations of "any Federal criminal law other than a violation classified as a Class B or C misdemeanor or an infraction." No great debate ensued; the only disagreement was over whether it was necessary at all. The Act simply does not give the Division the power to "supervise" the independent counsel in the exercise of his or her investigative or prosecutorial authority. U.S. 654, 727] We are more doubtful about the Special Division's power to terminate the office of the independent counsel pursuant to 596(b)(2). 418 (1926), and (2) that his power to remove inferior officers who exercise purely executive powers, and whose appointment Congress had removed from the usual procedure of Presidential appointment with Senate consent, could be restricted, at least where the appointment had been made by They contend that the Clause does not contemplate congressional authorization of "interbranch appointments," in which an officer of one branch is appointed by officers of another branch. 28 U.S.C. U.S. 654, 661] If you do not cancel your Study Buddy subscription, within the 14 day trial, your card will be charged for your subscription. An independent counsel has "full authority to dismiss matters within [his or her] prosecutorial jurisdiction without conducting an investigation or at any subsequent time before prosecution, if to do so would be consistent" with Department of Justice policy. [487 1 Ibid. U.S. 654, 660] [487 ] The Court misunderstands my opinion to say that "every officer of the United States exercising any part of [the executive] power must serve at the pleasure of the President and be removable by him at will." See Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, 42 U.S.C. The Attorney General's application to the court "shall contain sufficient information to assist the [court] in selecting an independent counsel and in defining that independent counsel's prosecutorial jurisdiction." The case is over when the Court acknowledges, as it must, that "[i]t is undeniable that the Act reduces the amount of control or supervision that the Attorney General and, through him, the President exercises over the investigation and prosecution of a certain class of alleged criminal activity." Thus, Perkins is in no way inconsistent with my views. U.S. 654, 702] But the same could be said for all officers of the Government, with the single exception of the President. As JUSTICE WHITE noted in his dissent in Bowsher, it is hard to dispute that the powers of the FTC at the time of Humphrey's Executor would at the present time be considered "executive," at least to some degree. D.C. 178, 224, n. 13, 838 F.2d 476, 522, n. 13 (1988). the independent counsel on the special court, the congressional determination to limit the removal power of the Attorney General was essential, in the view of Congress, to establish the necessary independence of the office. . Under 594(a)(9), the counsel's powers include "initiating and conducting prosecutions in any court of competent jurisdiction, framing and signing indictments, filing informations, and handling all aspects of any case, in the name of the United States."   for itself the power of removal of an officer charged with the execution of the laws except by impeachment." A copy of the Report was forwarded to the Attorney General with a request, pursuant to the Act, that he seek appointment of an independent counsel to investigate the allegations against appellees. Indeed, the inclusion of "as they think proper" seems clearly to give Congress significant discretion to determine whether it is "proper" to vest the appointment of, for example, executive officials in the "courts of Law." 29 100 Rep. No. U.S. 654, 705] Public Company Accounting Oversight Bd.,2 the Court considered whether an inferior officer can be twice insulated from the President's removal authority-in other words, ... Perkins, 116 U.S. 483 (1886), cited with approval in Myers v. United States, 272 U.S. 52, 161-163, 164 (1926), and Morrison v. Olson… U.S., at 628 See Heckler v. Chaney, See also 591(c) ("any Federal criminal law other than a violation classified as a Class B or C misdemeanor or an infraction"). By contrast, "our present considered view" is simply that any executive officer's removal can be restricted, so long as the President remains "able to accomplish his constitutional role." U.S. 683, 693 Microsoft Edge. What would be the reaction if, in an area not covered by this statute, the Justice Department posted a public notice inviting applicants to assist in an investigation and possible prosecution of a certain prominent person? And the federal judge who sits in a small district is not for that reason "inferior in rank and authority." Where a private citizen challenges action of the Government on grounds unrelated to separation of powers, harmonious functioning of the system demands that we ordinarily give some deference, or a presumption of validity, to the actions of the political branches in what is agreed, between themselves at least, to be within their respective spheres. Finally, the Court points out that the Act directs the independent counsel to abide by general Justice Department policy, except when not "possible." 100-452, p. 37 (1987). independent counsel. [ 357 U.S. 654, 718] Almost all investigative and prosecutorial decisions V). [487 (1962); Coleman v. Miller, 100-452, p. 37 (1987). CHIEF JUSTICE REHNQUIST delivered the opinion of the Court. U.S., at 626 Footnote 13 2053(a), which engage substantially in what has been called the "quasi-legislative activity" of rulemaking, and for members of Article I courts, such as the Court of Military Appeals, see 10 U.S.C. We disagree. Merely the political consequences (to him and the President) of seeming to break the law by refusing to do so would have been substantial. U.S., at 398 That is clear from the brief exchange following Gouverneur Morris' suggestion of the addition of the exceptions clause for inferior officers. Footnote 26 272 at 257–58; United States v. Germaine, 99 U.S. 508, 509 (1879). U.S. 654, 696] Third, her office is "limited in jurisdiction" and "limited in tenure." Id. Before we get to the merits, we first must deal with appellant's contention that the constitutional issues addressed by the Court of Appeals cannot be reviewed on this appeal from the District Court's contempt judgment. Unlike both Bowsher and Myers, this case does not involve an attempt by Congress itself to gain a role in the removal of executive officials other than its established powers of impeachment and conviction. The decisions regarding the scope of that further investigation, its duration, and, finally, whether or not prosecution should ensue, are likewise beyond the control of the President and his subordinates. Myers, supra, at 161. 445 Yes, There is, of course, no provision in the Constitution stating who may remove executive officers, except the provisions for removal by impeachment. All of this is consistent with our reference in United States v. Nixon, [487   The Judiciary Committee's Report suggested that an official of the Attorney General's Office (appellee Olson) had given false testimony during the earlier EPA investigation, and that two other officials of that Office (appellees Schmults and Dinkins) had obstructed the EPA investigation by wrongfully withholding certain documents. U.S. 349 78, p. 465) who are guilty of abuse. [ No. You have successfully signed up to receive the Casebriefs newsletter. [ In the majority's view, the Act also violates the Appointments Clause insofar as it empowers a court of law to appoint an "inferior" officer who performs core executive functions; the Act's delegation of various powers to the Special Division violates the limitations of Article III; the Act's restrictions on the Attorney General's power to remove an independent counsel violate the separation of powers; and finally, the Act interferes with the Executive Branch's prerogative to "take care that the Laws be faithfully executed," Art. There is no possible doubt that the independent counsel's functions fit this description. U.S. 654, 707] 581 295 U.S. at 627–29, 631–32. To repeat, Article II, 1, cl. EDIT CASE INFORMATION DELETE CASE. The email address cannot be subscribed. Second, she is "empowered by the Act to perform only certain, limited duties." An independent counsel is selected, and the scope of his or her authority prescribed, by a To be sure, it is not a sufficient condition for "inferior" officer status that one be subordinate to a principal officer. 100 In sum, this statute does deprive the President of substantial control over the prosecutory functions performed by the U.S. 654, 698] U.S. 483, 485 Today, however, Humphrey's Executor is swept into the dustbin of repudiated constitutional principles. U.S., at 761   The August 6, 1787, draft of the Constitution reported by the Committee of Detail retained Senate appointment of Supreme Court Judges, provided also for Senate appointment of ambassadors, and vested in the President the authority to "appoint officers in all cases not otherwise provided for by this Constitution."   U.S. 470, 487 596(b)(2). ; 15 U.S.C. [487 (1976); United States v. Nixon, 594(a)(6) (1982 ed., Supp. U.S. 654, 690] We express no view on the merits of the Division's interpretation of the original grant or of its ruling in regard its power to refer matters that the Attorney General has previously refused to refer. Admittedly, the Act delegates to appellant "full power and independent authority to exercise all investigative and prosecutorial functions and powers of the Department of Justice," 594(a), but this grant of authority does not include any authority to formulate policy for the Government or the Executive Branch, nor does it give appellant any administrative duties outside of those necessary 1858) ("In the practical course of the government there does not seem to have been any exact line drawn, who are and who are not to be deemed inferior officers, in the sense of the constitution, whose appointment does not necessarily require the concurrence of the senate"). 424 See Buckley, 49(f) (1982 ed., Supp. and the political branches are (as here) in disagreement, neither can be presumed correct. This Court did not reach the constitutional issue in Hayburn's Case, but the opinions of several Circuit Courts were reported in the margins of the Court's decision in that case, and have since been taken to reflect a proper understanding of the role of the Judiciary under the Constitution. Nonetheless, the office of independent counsel is "temporary" in the sense that an independent counsel is appointed essentially to accomplish a single task, and when that task is over the office is terminated, either by the counsel herself or by action of the Special Division. (citing Humphrey's Executor, U.S. 654, 655] 56 (DC). an officer of the Executive Branch, see ibid. In doing so, we repeatedly referred to the "vice-consul" as a "subordinate" officer. Footnote 10 [ Firefox, or 11 Morrison appealed to the United States Supreme Court. The law is, by definition, precisely what the majority thinks, taking all things into account, it ought to be. 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