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American Dredging v. Miller

Docket No.: 91-1950
Argued: November 9, 1993
Decided: February 19, 1994


Jones, or Death on the High Seas, Federalism, Federal Preemption of State Jurisdiction, Article I, Civil Procedure, Comity, Commerce Clause, Due Process, Federalism, abuse of discretion, preemption

Petitioner: American Dredging
Respondent: Miller

Court Below: THE SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA No. 91-1950. Argued November 9, 1993-Decided Febr
Supreme Court Docket

510 U.S. 443 (1994)

Does the Constitutional grant of federal jurisdiction over maritime law (found in Article III Section 2) prevent states from prohibiting (in maritime cases) "forum non conveniens" claims that, under federal law, would be permitted?

American Dredging v. Miller

November 09, 1993

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 7 votes for Miller, 2 vote(s) against

American Dredging v. Miller
Case Documents

1Opinion in American Dredging v. Miller
2Opinion in American Dredging v. Miller
Additional documents for this case are pending review.