admiralty law

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admiralty law:

see maritime lawmaritime law,
system of law concerning navigation and overseas commerce. Because ships sail from nation to nation over seas no nation owns, nations need to seek agreement over customs related to shipping.
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250) In fact, the Constitution implies that federal courts will continue to develop the law of admiralty as necessary.
The Law of Admiralty [sections] 6-6, at 281 (2d ed.
Block, The Law of Admiralty 480-662 (1957) for a classic treatment of this area of admiralty law.
The Law Of Admiralty 526 (1957) (calling Jensen "the most ill-advised admiralty decision ever handed down by the Supreme Court").
This Act of Congress changes the law of admiralty in many more ways than are indicated in the text.
In one sense, this case merely recognized the superiority of Congress' substantive maritime legislative power over the Court's general maritime law creative power; but the effect of this decision on the law of admiralty is far greater.