U.S. Supreme Court
Louisiana v. Garfield, 211 U.S. 70 (1908)
Louisiana v. Garfield
Argued October 27, 28, 1908
Decided November 9, 1908
211 U.S. 70
This Court has no jurisdiction of an action brought by a state against the Secretary of the Interior to establish title to, and prevent other disposition of, lands claimed under swamp land grants where questions of law and fact exist as to whether the United States still owns the lands. The United States is a necessary party, and the action cannot be tried without it.
The facts are stated in the opinion of the court. chanroblesvirtualawlibrary