Minnesota v. Wisconsin

258 U.S. 149, 42 S. Ct. 591, 66 L. Ed. 519, 1922 U.S. LEXIS 2253



The Supreme Court has original jurisdiction to hear matters between states, and the authority to accept a commissioner's report for determining state lines.


The state of Minnesota sued the state of Wisconsin in order to determine the true boundary between the two. After a commission was created to determine a boundary between the two states, the court granted a motion to confirm the report of the commission.


Can the Supreme Court order the boundary between states based on a Commissions report?




The Supreme Court ordered that the Commission's determination become the official boundary between the states, and that costs for the commission be split between the states.

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