United States v. Louisiana
394 U.S. 836 (1960)

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United States v. Louisiana, 394 U.S. 836 (1969)

United States v. Louisiana (Texas Boundary Case)

No. 9, Orig.

Decided May 31, 1960, December 4, 1967, and March 3, 1969

Decree Entered December 12, 1960

Supplemental Decree Entered May 5, 1969

394 U.S. 836

Opinions reported: 363 U. S. 363 U.S. 1; 389 U. S. 389 U.S. 155, and ante, p. 394 U. S. 1.

Decree reported: 364 U. S. 364 U.S. 502.

For the purpose of giving effect to the conclusions of this Court as stated in its opinions announced December 4, 1967, and March 3, 1969, supplementing the decree entered herein on December 12, 1960, it is ordered, adjudged and decreed as follows:

1. As against the State of Texas, the United States is entitled to --

(a) All the lands, minerals and other natural resources underlying the Gulf of Mexico that are more than three marine leagues gulfward from the present or future coastline as referred to in § 2(c) of the Submerged Lands Act, 67 Stat. 29, 43 U.S.C. § 1301(c); and

(b) All the lands, minerals and other natural resources underlying the Gulf of Mexico, more than three geographical miles gulfward from the present or future coastline as referred to in § 2(c) of the Submerged Lands Act, 43 U.S.C. § 1301(c) , that are gulfward of the following line:

Beginning at a point on the international boundary with Mexico (wherever that boundary may be located), three marine leagues gulfward from the point x=2,447,033, y=105,994 (Texas Plane Coordinate System, South Zone), latitude 25

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