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Shipwreck law research... am I going crazy?

Discussion in 'Underwater Treasures' started by dewdropsonrosa, Feb 7, 2021.

  1. dewdropsonrosa

    dewdropsonrosa ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Dear fellow nerds of both law and scuba,

    I've been trying to find the most recent text of 43 U.S.C. §§ 2101–2106 (The Abandoned Shipwrecks Act of 1987) for a research project. This does need to be a primary source, so Cornell's LII page won't do at the moment.

    The problem is... where the hell did this statute go? Neither the eCFR system (legacy) nor the new version from the Federal Register has a part 2100 anymore.

    I haven't found any significant evidence that this was renumbered somewhere or that it has been repealed. I'm stumped!


    ETA: Legal research is much easier when you comprehend what you are reading at the end of a long day.
     
  2. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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  3. pauldw

    pauldw Solo Diver

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    CFR is federal regulations, not statutory code.
     
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  4. Rob9876

    Rob9876 Contributor

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    That's right. CFR is Code of Federal Regulations (regulations promulgated by federal agencies). USC is United States Code (statutes passed by Congress and signed into law):
    [USC02] 43 USC Ch. 39: ABANDONED SHIPWRECKS
     
  5. dewdropsonrosa

    dewdropsonrosa ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    That did, indeed, turn out to be the answer after I had my coffee this morning

    I spent too long doing other statutory research yesterday and just absolutely was not seeing the USC/CFR differentiation.
     
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  6. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Been there myself
     
  7. Jared0425

    Jared0425 Public Safety Diver

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    Is there something you are specifically looking for? I have access to Ehorn V Wisconsin and Ehorn V Michigan on the opinions given. Also have notes on Zych V Illinois and 3 others.
     
  8. dewdropsonrosa

    dewdropsonrosa ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'm compiling a guide of city/county ordinances and state/federal law (mostly admin stuff) that govern shipwreck diving at the southern end of Lake Michigan for a grad school project.
     
  9. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    @Jared0425

    Zych v. Illinois involves the Lady Elgin, correct?
     
  10. Jared0425

    Jared0425 Public Safety Diver

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    Yes. Tagged with it sometimes is the Seabird case that is almost always overlooked as the state won that case in the 12? That have been brought up against the government.
     
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