Pound v. TurckAnnotate this Case
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.