Marine league

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MARINE LEAGUE. A measure equal to the twentieth part of a degree. Bouch. Inst. n. 1845, not. Vide Cannon Shot; Sea.

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The district court found "persuasive the [portion of the] dissenting opinion of Judge Sotomayor" stating that, by including the phrase "beyond a marine league," Congress intended to avoid confusion and make clear that DOHSA only applied outside state territorial boundaries.
2085 was endorsed by the MLA and ABA (91) and was the result of a compromise by which a federal wrongful death action was enacted for the high seas beyond a marine league from shore (92) but the remedy for wrongful death in state territorial waters was left to state statutes.

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