No. 52, Orig.

420 U.S. 531 (1975)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 17, 1975.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Keith A. Jones argued the cause for the United States. With him on the briefs were Solicitor General Bork, Assistant Attorney General Johnson, Bruce C. Rashkow, and Michael W. Reed.

Robert L. Shevin, Attorney General of Florida, argued the cause for defendant. With him on the briefs were W. Robert Olive, Jr., Special Assistant Attorney General, and Daniel S. Dearing.*


Before the Court for consideration are the exceptions of the State of Florida and of the United States to the Report of the Special Master filed February 19, 1974. Oral argument has been had.

The case consolidates two proceedings. In the first, the United States seeks a decree defining the seaward boundary of the submerged lands of the Continental Shelf in the Atlantic Ocean in which Florida has rights...

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