United States v. Louisiana
340 U.S. 899 (1950)

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United States v. Louisiana, 340 U.S. 899 (1950)

United States v. Louisiana

No. 12, Original

Decided December 11, 1950

Rehearing denied Feb. 26, 1951

340 U.S. 899

See 340 U.S. 939.

Page 340 U. S. 900

A decree is entered as follows:

This cause came on to be heard on the motion for judgment filed by the plaintiff and was argued by counsel.

For the purpose of carrying into effect the conclusions of this Court as stated in its opinion announced June 5, 1950, 339 U. S. 339 U.S. 699, it is ordered, adjudged, and decreed as follows:

1. The United States is now, and has been at all times pertinent hereto, possessed of paramount rights in, and full dominion and power over, the lands, minerals, and other things underlying the Gulf of Mexico, lying seaward of the ordinary low-water mark on the coast of Louisiana, and outside of the inland waters, extending seaward twenty-seven marine miles and bounded on the east and west, respectively, by the eastern and western boundaries of the State of Louisiana. The State of Louisiana has no title thereto or property interest therein.

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