UNITED STATES v. CALIFORNIA

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Case Basics
Docket No. 
5 ORIG
Plaintiff 
United States
Defendant 
California
Opinion 
Advocates
(argued the cause for the United States)
(argued the cause for California)
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Facts of the Case 

Channel Islands National Monument is a nationally designated area off the coast of California, including Anacapa and Santa Barbara Islands. In 1949, President Harry S Truman issued a proclamation that extended the boundary of the National Monument within one nautical mile of the islands.

Question 

Does California have jurisdiction over the submerged lands and waters under the Submerged Lands Act of 1953?

Conclusion 
Decision: 5 votes for California, 3 vote(s) against
Legal provision: Submerged Lands Acts

Yes. Writing for the majority, Justice Potter Stewart determined that under the Submerged Lands Act of 1953 after the 1947 United States v. California decision, Congress specified that the lands in dispute were under California's control.

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