Rhode Island v. Massachusetts

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Rhode Island v. Massachusetts
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Decided February 21, 1838
Full case name The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Complainants v. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Defendant
Citations 37 U.S. 657 (more)
9 L. Ed. 1233; 1838 U.S. LEXIS 372
Holding
Supreme Court has original jurisdiction over a suit by one state against another over their shared border
Court membership
Chief Justice
Roger B. Taney
Associate Justices
Joseph Story · Smith Thompson
John McLean · Henry Baldwin
James M. Wayne · Philip P. Barbour
John Catron · John McKinley
Case opinions
Dissent Taney
Story took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.

Rhode Island v. Massachusetts, 37 U.S. 657 (1838), was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court asserted its original jurisdiction over a suit in equity by one state against another over their shared border. The case involved a boundary dispute between Massachusetts and Rhode Island dating back to colonial times. Daniel Webster was involved in the case representing Massachusetts.

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