Jones v. United States
137 U.S. 202 (1890)

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Jones v. United States, 137 U.S. 202 (1890)

Jones v. United States

No. 1143

Argued October 29, 1899

Decided November 24, 1890

137 U.S. 202

ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND

Syllabus

The Guano Islands Act of August 18, 1856, c. 164, reenacted in Rev.Stat. §§ 5570-5578, is constitutional and valid.

Section 6 of the Act of August 18, 185G, c. 164, reenacted in Rev.Stat. § 5576, does not assume to extend the admiralty jurisdiction over land, but merely extends the provisions of the statutes of the United States for the punishment of offenses upon the high seas to like offenses upon guano islands which the President has determined should be considered as appertaining to the United States.

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