June 1922

Marginal Sea and Other Waters

Volume 7, Issue 2
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THEORIES as to jurisdiction.-Among Roman jurists there were those who declared that "the use of the sea is as free to all men as the air." To the contrary, writers on the subject anterior to the rise of the Roman power, as well as writers of those cities and countries that were built upon the ruins of the Roman Empire, held that dominion over a part of the sea is acquired the same as dominion over land, namely by force.

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Edwin North McClellan (TEST - RESET BEFORE GOLIVE)