340 U.S. 900 (1950), 13, Original., U.s. v. State of Texas.

Docket Nº:No. 13, Original.
Citation:340 U.S. 900, 71 S.Ct. 276, 95 L.Ed. 652
Party Name:UNITED STATES of America, plaintiff, v. STATE OF TEXAS.
Case Date:December 11, 1950
Court:United States Supreme Court
 
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340 U.S. 900 (1950)

71 S.Ct. 276, 95 L.Ed. 652

UNITED STATES of America, plaintiff,

v.

STATE OF TEXAS.

No. 13, Original.

United States Supreme Court.

December 11, 1950

COUNSEL

Solicitor General Perlman, for the United States.

Messrs. Price Daniel, Attorney General, and J. Chrys Dougherty, Jesse P. Luton, Jr., K. Bert Watson, Dow Heard and B. Thomas McElroy, Assistant Attorneys General, for State of Texas.

OPINION

A decree is entered as follows:

'This cause came on to be heard on the motion for judgment filed by the plaintiff and was argued by counsel.

For the purpose of carrying into effect the conclusions of this Court as stated in its opinion announced June 5, 1950, 339 U.S. 699, 70 S.Ct. 918, it is ordered, adjudged, and decreed as follows:

1. The United States of America is now, and has been at all times pertinent hereto, possessed of paramout rights in, and full dominion and power over, the lands, minerals and other things underlying the Gulf of Mexico, lying seaward of the ordinary low-water mark on the coast of Texas, and outside of the inland waters, extending seaward to the outer edge of the continental shelf and bounded on the east and southwest, respectively, by the

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eastern boundary of the State of Texas and the boundary between the United States and Mexico. The State of Texas has no title thereto or property interest therein.

2. The State of Texas, its privies, assigns, lessees, and other persons claiming under it, are hereby enjoined from carrying on any activities upon or in the submerged area described in paragraph 1 hereof for the purpose of taking or removing therefrom any petroleum, gas, or other valuable mineral products, and from taking or removing therefrom any petroleum, gas, or other valuable mineral products, except under authorization first obtained from the United States. On...

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