United States v. Louisiana
420 U.S. 529 (1975)

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United States v. Louisiana, 420 U.S. 529 (1975)

United States v. Louisiana (Louisiana Boundary Case)

No. 9, Orig.

Argued February 24, 1975

Decided March 17, 1975

420 U.S. 529

Syllabus

The United States' and Louisiana's exceptions to the Special Master's Report overruled, his recommendations accepted, and the parties directed to prepare and file a decree for entry by this Court, establishing a baseline along Louisiana's entire coast from which the territorial water under its jurisdiction pursuant to the Submerged Lands Act can be measured. If the parties cannot agree upon the decree's form, they shall refer to the Special Master any remaining disputes for appropriate proceedings and further recommendations.

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