U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Davis, 132 U.S. 334 (1889)
United States v. Davis
Submitted November 4, 1859
Decided December 9, 1889
132 U.S. 334
A regulation by the President to fix the length of service and compensation of special deputy marshals, or supervisors of elections, appointed in pursuance of the provisions in Rev.Stat. §§ 2012, 2016 and 2021, if it has any validity, cannot have a retroactive effect.
The case is stated in the opinion.