A legislation limiting the president’s authority to fireside the chief administrator of Social Security is an unconstitutional limitation on presidential energy, a federal appeals court docket stated Wednesday, citing latest Supreme Courtroom rulings putting down related restrictions on eradicating the heads of two different federal companies.
The ruling by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Courtroom of Appeals in San Francisco was the primary on the problem by a federal court docket, but it surely had been anticipated by the Biden administration. Based mostly on as authorized opinion by the Justice Division final July, President Biden dismissed Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul, who had been appointed by President Donald Trump in 2019 for a six-year time period. Biden named Deputy Commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi as appearing commissioner till a successor is nominated and confirmed.