Louisiana v. Garfield,
211 U.S. 70 (1908)

Annotate this Case
  • Syllabus  | 
  • Case

U.S. Supreme Court

Louisiana v. Garfield, 211 U.S. 70 (1908)

Louisiana v. Garfield

No. 7

Argued October 27, 28, 1908

Decided November 9, 1908

211 U.S. 70


This Court has no jurisdiction of an action brought by a state against the Secretary of the Interior to establish title to, and prevent other disposition of, lands claimed under swamp land grants where questions of law and fact exist as to whether the United States still owns the lands. The United States is a necessary party, and the action cannot be tried without it.

The facts are stated in the opinion of the court.

Page 211 U. S. 74

Disclaimer: Official Supreme Court case law is only found in the print version of the United States Reports. Justia case law is provided for general informational purposes only, and may not reflect current legal developments, verdicts or settlements. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or information linked to from this site. Please check official sources.