What Supreme Court case precedent is most relevant to the following hypothetical case? Toward the end of Gerald Ford’s presidency, a vacancy occurred in the office of the Surgeon General, Dr. Angus Deftfinger. Ford appointed Dr. Fred Fumble. The appointment was confirmed by the Senate. Ford signed the commission. The Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger failed to deliver the commission to Dr. Fumble. Kennedy was inaugurated and refused to direct his Secretary of State to deliver the commission. Fumble petitioned for a Writ of Mandamus to require Kissinger to deliver the commission. The law concerning the office of the Surgeon General provided once a commission was signed by the President, the Surgeon has a right to the office for five years, independent of the Executive. The appointment was irrevocable. You are an assistance solicitor general and have been assigned the case of Fumble v. Kissinger.
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