Vermont v. New York

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Vermont v. New York
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Argued February 29, 1972
Decided April 24, 1972
Full case name Vermont v. New York, et al.
Citations 406 U.S. 186 (more)
92 S. Ct. 1603; 31 L. Ed. 2d 785; 1972 U.S. LEXIS 66
Subsequent history 417 U.S. 270 (1974)
Holding
The State of Vermont is given permission to file an original complaint against the State of New York and International Paper Corporation.
Court membership
Chief Justice
Warren E. Burger
Associate Justices
William O. Douglas · William J. Brennan Jr.
Potter Stewart · Byron White
Thurgood Marshall · Harry Blackmun
Lewis F. Powell Jr. · William Rehnquist
Case opinions
Per curiam.

Vermont v. New York, 406 U.S. 186 (1972) was a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court giving the State of Vermont permission to file an original complaint against the State of New York and International Paper Corporation.

When two states have a controversy between each other, the case is filed for original jurisdiction with the United States Supreme Court. This is one of the very limited circumstances where the court acts as original jurisdiction, e.g. a trial court. In all other cases the court acts as the highest level appellate court in the United States.

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