The Federal Trade Commission Act provided that, "Any commissioner may be removed by the President for inefficiency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office." The President, in removing a commissioner who had been appointed with the consent of the Senate for a seven-year term, disclaimed any reflection upon the commissioner personally or upon his services, but stated that the removal was made because " . . . I do not feel that your mind and my mind go along together on either the policies or the administering of the Federal Trade Commission, and, frankly, I think it best for the people of this country that I should have a full confidence." Held, that the Act limited the power of the President to remove a commissioner to the causes named; and that such a restriction on the power of the President to remove a commissioner is valid under the Constitution of the United States. Rathbun v. United States, (U. S. 1935) 55 Sup. Ct. 869.
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