United States v. Louisiana
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422 U.S. 13 (1975)
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U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Louisiana, 422 U.S. 13 (1975)
United States v. Louisiana (Louisiana Boundary Case)
No. 9, Orig.
Decided March 17, 1975
Decree entered March 17, 1975
Supplemental decree entered June 16, 1975
422 U.S. 13
Decree reported: 420 U. S. 420 U.S. 529.
On March 17, 1975, this Court overruled the exceptions of the United States and the State of Louisiana to the Report and recommendations of the Special Master, accepted the Report of the Special Master and directed the parties
"to prepare and file a decree for entry by this Court, establishing 'a baseline along the entire coast of the State of Louisiana from which the extent of the territorial waters under the jurisdiction of the State of Louisiana pursuant to the Submerged Lands Act can be measured.'"
420 U.S. 529, 420 U. S. 530. The parties have agreed on a proposed decree establishing the coastline (baseline) of Louisiana in accordance with the Court's decision of March 17, 1975. That baseline is described in