Kansas v. Missouri
322 U.S. 213 (1944)

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Kansas v. Missouri, 322 U.S. 213 (1944)

Kansas v. Missouri

No. 9, original

Argued January 31, 1944

Decided May 8, 1944

322 U.S. 213

Syllabus

Upon the evidence in this case, in which Kansas claims title to certain land now lying on the Missouri side of the Missouri River in the Forbes Bend area, Kansas has failed to show that, at any time during the period in question, the main channel of the Missouri River shifted from a course such as the river now follows (or one slightly closer to the Kansas bluffs) to one following the course of the channel on the Missouri side when the flow was divided. Therefore, the land in dispute must be awarded to Missouri, and the boundary will be fixed in accordance with the recommendations of the Special Master. Pp. 322 U. S. 214, 322 U. S. 232.

Bill of complaint by Kansas against Missouri to determine and fix the boundary between the States. Leave to file the bill was granted by this Court, 310 U.S. 614.

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