|Shoemaker v. United States|
|Argued November 28–29, 1892|
Decided January 18, 1893
|Full case name||Shoemaker v. United States|
|Citations||147 U.S. 282 (more)|
|Congress may increase the duties of an existing office without rendering it necessary that the incumbent again be appointed as long as the new duties are germane to those the office already holds|
|Article II, Sec. 2, cl. 2|
Shoemaker v. United States, 147 US 282 (1893), was a landmark decision of the US Supreme Court on the United States Constitution's Appointments Clause. The Court declared Congress may expand the duties an existing office without rendering it necessary that the incumbent again be nominated, confirmed and appointed as long as the new duties are "germane" to those already held by the office.