Pound v. Turck - 95 U.S. 459 (1877)
U.S. Supreme Court
Pound v. Turck, 95 U.S. 459 (1877)
Pound v. Turck
95 U.S. 459
1. In the absence of legislation by Congress bearing on the case, a statute of a state which authorizes the erection of a dam across a navigable river which is wholly within her limits is not unconstitutional.
2. A party is not liable for obstructing the navigation of the river by means of a dam which he has erected under the authority and pursuant to the requirements of such a statute.
The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.