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Steamboat Ohio:

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF OHIO, SITTING IN THE CITY OF CINCINNATI, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF HAMILTON, AT THE APRIL TERM, 1855. STUNT VS. THE STEAMBOAT OHIO. OPINION.

Crissy & Markley, Printers, Philadelphia: [1855] 69, [1 blank] pp. Original blue printed wrappers [dusted and lightly worn]. Wrapper title and caption title [as issued]. Tanned and lightly worn. Rubberstamps in top margins of front wrap and first page of text. Very Good. Signed on front wrap in pencil "With the respects of [?] Bartley," evidently the Judge who wrote this Opinion. Like so many cases involving narrow and mundane claims of litigants, this lawsuit metamorphosed into a dispute over significant legal principles. This one involved the division, in a Nation based on federalism, of jurisdiction between federal and state judicial systems. The case began as a routine suit under Ohio law rendering steamboats liable for debts contracted in their service or repair; and for damages inflicted on passengers by any employee of the steamboat. It quickly turned into a dispute over the scope of federal admiralty and maritime jurisdiction, with the Steamboat Ohio arguing that exclusive federal jurisdiction rendered the Ohio statute void and barred the Ohio state courts from jurisdiction. OCLC locates only the copy at the Public Library of Cincinnati. OCLC 35400284 [1] [as of 1/12]. Not located in Harv. Law Cat., Marke, BEAL, Sabin.


Book Id: 19616

Price: $250.00

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