Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Wilson W. Mills argued the cause and filed a brief for appellant.
Edmund E. Shepherd, Solicitor General of Michigan, argued the cause for appellee. With him on the brief were Eugene F. Black, Attorney General, and Daniel J. O'Hara, Assistant Attorney General.
Briefs of amici curiae in support of appellee were filed by William Maslow, Shad Polier, Jerome C. Eisenberg and Jerome R. Hellerstein for the American Jewish Congress; and Thurgood Marshall, Osmond Fraenkel, O. John Rogge and Marian Wynn Perry for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People et al.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE RUTLEDGE delivered the opinion of the Court.
Bois Blanc Island is part of the Province of Ontario, Canada. It lies just above the mouth of the Detroit River, some fifteen miles from Michigan's metropolis upstream. The island, known in Detroit by the corruption "Bob-Lo," has been characterized as that city's Coney Island.
Appellant owns almost all of Bois Blanc in fee.1 For many years it has operated the island, during...
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