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Water Boundaries III



Water Boundaries III – 1.5 Contact Hours
The case-in-chief is Kaiser Aetna v. United States, United States Supreme Court 1979. After much confusion in the courts over the issue of navigability in the context of the commerce clause, the federal navigational servitude and navigability for the purposes of “title” to the submerged lands, the SCOTUS finally clears the air, to a certain extent. This case is essential to the understanding of navigability and the affect it has on water boundaries. This is a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 23 pages. This 25-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the attached cases.

OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.