Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Herbert A. Bergson argued the cause for petitioners. With him on the brief were Solicitor General Perlman, Paul A. Sweeney and Oscar H. Davis.
Gerhard A. Gesell argued the cause and filed a brief for respondents.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE MURPHY delivered the opinion of the Court.
The problem here is whether temporary members of the Volunteer Port Security Force of the Coast Guard Reserve are entitled to veterans' preference in federal employment by virtue of the Veterans' Preference Act of 1944.1
Pursuant to § 207 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Reserve Act of 1941,2 approximately 70,000 persons were enrolled as temporary...
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