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American Dredging v. Miller

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

Topics:

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)
Question:

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
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 09, 1993

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