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01Nov
2008

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Navigable Waters, But Were Too Afraid To Ask

Reference to the federal head of power over "shipping and navigation" is enough to put a chill through otherwise intrepid local governments. Many have learned to fear the jurisdictional quagmire that extends just beyond their high water mark, and for good reason. Lawyers and judges themselves have difficulty in this area of shared jurisdiction by all three levels of government, and are often quick to retreat from the federal assertion of authority over all things navigable.

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