Title

New Jersey and Delaware Clash over Facilities Extending from the New Jersey Shore into the Delaware River and Across the State Line

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2007

Abstract

The zeal with which the several states guard their respective claims of sovereignty arises from a unique blend of governance imperatives and pride. When the sovereignty of one state is exercised in a manner that reaches into affairs that a sister state claims to be within her sole authority, there is usually a prompt joining of the issue by the state that feels its sovereignty is being impinged. Many of these cases involve disputed state boundaries, and these tend to be more frequent when the disputed boundaries are demarked by rivers. The case now before the Supreme Court falls in that general milieu.

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