Pound v. Turck,
95 U.S. 459 (1877)

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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.

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