Filling in a Jurisdictional Void: The New U.S. Territorial Sea

Territorial Sea Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1992

65 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2011 Last revised: 9 Aug 2013

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David M. Forman

University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of Law

M. Casey Jarman

University of Hawaii at Manoa, William S. Richardson School of Law (Retired)

Jon M. Van Dyke

University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of Law (Deceased)

Date Written: November 29, 2011

Abstract

This article examines the constitutionality of President Ronald Reagan’s 1988 Proclamation extending the U.S. territorial sea from three-to-twelve nautical miles, along with the question whether a proviso disclaiming any effect upon federal or state law is effective absent congressional approval. The article further examines resulting ambiguities with respect to ocean management in the new territorial sea, and urges coastal states to push for legislation to clarify the nature of this zone.

Keywords: Jurisdictional Void

Suggested Citation

Forman, David M. and Jarman, M. Casey and Van Dyke, Jon M., Filling in a Jurisdictional Void: The New U.S. Territorial Sea (November 29, 2011). Territorial Sea Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1992, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1966273

David M. Forman (Contact Author)

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M. Casey Jarman

University of Hawaii at Manoa, William S. Richardson School of Law (Retired) ( email )

2515 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822-2350
United States

Jon M. Van Dyke

University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of Law (Deceased)

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