Minnesota v. Wisconsin

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

 

RULE:

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

FACTS:

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.

ISSUE:

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

ANSWER:

Yes.

CONCLUSION:

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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