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In response to a series of questions from the Civil Service Commission, Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte issues an opinion that the Smithsonian Institution and several other entities are independent of any of the Executive Departments mentioned in section 158 of the Revised Statutes.


  • Bonaparte, Charles J
  • United States Attorney-General
  • United States Civil Service Commission


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • Title 20, Education
  • Opinion of the Attorneys-General


Volume 26 was edited by James A. Finch and John L. Lott.

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Official Opinions of the Attorneys-General of the United States Advising the President and Heads of Departments in Relation to Their Official Duties, Volume 26 (Book)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


  • 1908
  • 03/29/1907


Status (Law)


Opinion of the Attorneys-General

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Number of pages: 7; Page Numbers: 209-215

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