The “Cannon Shot Rule”

December 23, 2011

  • 405 Water Law
  • 405XV Navigable Waters
  • 405XV(C) Lands Under Water
  • 405XV(C)1 Ownership and Control in General
  • 405k2646 Ownership by State
  • 405k2654 k. Seaward Boundaries of Coastal States.

405 Water LawThe “Cannon Shot Rule” was to the effect that a coastal state possessed sovereignty over the waters within range of cannon shot from its shore.
U.S. v. Alaska, 95 S. Ct. 2240 (1975)
Suggested by James Reeves, Attorney; Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr and Smith; New Orleans, LA