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" The capability of use by the public for purposes of transportation and commerce affords the true criterion of the navigability of a river, rather than the extent and manner of that use. If it be capable in its natural state of being used for purposes... "
Protection and Development of Lower Colorado River Basin: Hearings Before ... - Page 298
by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation - 1924
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Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States: Advising ...

United States. Department of Justice - Attorneys general's opinions - 1909
...language : " The capability of use by the public for purposes of transportation and commerce affords the true criterion of the navigability of a river, rather...be capable in its natural state of being used for the purposes of commerce, no matter in what mode the commerce may be conducted, it is navigable in...
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The Central Law Journal, Volume 92

Law - 1921
...determined by the mode of conducting its commerce nor the difficulties of navigation, but whether "it is capable in its natural state of being used for purposes of commerce no matter In what mode such commerce may be conducted." The Montello, 20 Wall. 430. The Supreme Court of the United States...
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Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States, Volume 20

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1875
...highway. The capability of use by the public for purposes of transportation and commerce affords the true criterion of the navigability of a river, rather...matter in what mode the commerce may be conducted, it is navigable in fact, and beOpinion of the court. comes in law a public river or highway. Vessels...
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The American Reports: Containing All Decisions of General ..., Volume 13

Isaac Grant Thompson - Law reports, digests, etc - 1875
...highway. The capability of use by the public for purposes of transportation and commerce affords the true criterion of the navigability of a river, rather...manner of that use. If It be capable In Its natural etate of being used for purposes of commerce, no matter In what mode the commerce may be conducted,...
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The American Law Times Reports, Volume 2

Law reports, digests, etc - 1875
...ADMIRALTY. 1. NAVIGABLE RIVER DEFINED. — Fox RIVER IN WISCONSIN A NAVIGABLE RIVER. — A river that is capable in its natural state of being used for purposes...matter in what mode the commerce may be conducted, is navigable in fact, and becomes in law a public river or highway. Vessels of any kind that can float...
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The Central Law Journal, Volume 2

Law - 1875
...commerce, affords the true criterion of the navigability of a river, rather than extent and manner ol that use. If it be capable in its natural state of being used for purposes 01 commerce, no matter in what mode the commerce may be conducted, it is navigable in fact, and becomes...
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Notes of Constitutional Decisions: Being a Digest of the Judicial ...

Orlando Bump - Constitutional law - 1878 - 424 pages
...navigation. The capability of use by the public for purposes of transportation and commerce, affords the true criterion of the navigability of a river, rather than the extent and manner of that use. If it is capable in its natural state of being used for purposes of commerce, no matter in what mode the...
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The Pacific Reporter, Volume 63

Law reports, digests, etc - 1901
...said that "the capability of use by the public for purposes of transportation and commerce affords the true criterion of the navigability of a river, rather than the extent and manner of that use." It was held in Haines v. Hall (Or.) 20 Рас. 831, that a stream which has floatable capacity at certain...
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The Practice of the Improvement of the Non-tidal Rivers of the United States ...

Ernest Howard Ruffner - Rivers - 1885 - 195 pages
...highway. The capability of use by the public for purposes of transportation and commerce affords the true criterion of the navigability of a river, rather than the extent and manner of that use. These, and many similar decisions, which could be quoted, show that breadth of view may be expected...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of the ..., Book 22

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1885
...The capability of use by the public for pur-. >oses of transportation and commerce, affords the ;rue criterion of the navigability of a river, rather than the extent and manner of that use. 3. If it he capable in its natural state of beingused for purposes of commerce, no mutter in what mode...
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