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Admiralty & Maritime Law: Federal Statutes

Resources for researching the admiralty and maritime law of the United States.

United States Constitution and U.S. Code

The United States Constitution grants Congress the power to regulate matters concerning interstate and international commerce.  U. S. CONST. art. 1, § 8, cl. 3.  Congress also has the power to define and punish crimes committed on the high seas, and offenses against the law of nations.  U. S. CONST. art. 1, § 8, cl. 10.  Links shown below are to suggested online resources.  Many of these resources may be found alternatively in Lexis Advance, Westlaw, or Bloomberg Law.

 

The Constitution of the United States

 

United States Code

 

Title 28:  Judiciary and Judicial Procedure

 

28 U.S.C.A. § 1333.  Admiralty, maritime and prize cases

 

Title 33:  Navigation and Navigable Waters

 

            33 U.S.C.A. §§ 901-950.  Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act

 

Title 46:  Shipping

 

            46 U.S.C.A. § 30104.  Personal Injury to or death of a seamen