The Paquete Habana
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|United States Supreme Court case that reversed an earlier court decision allowing the capture of fishing vessels under prize law. Its importance rests on the fact that it integrated customary international law with American law, perhaps the quintessential position of those who hold a monist perspective of international law. — Excerpted from wikipedia article name on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.Paquete Habana.; The Lola, 175 U.S. 677 (1900), was a landmark|
United States Supreme Court
THE PAQUETE HABANA
Argued: November 7, 8, 1899. --- Decided: January 8, 1900
Mr J. Parker Kirlin for appellants.
Assistant Attorney General Hoyt, Solicitor General Richards, and Messrs. Joseph K. McCammon, James H. Hayden, George A. King, and William B. King for appellees.
Mr. Justice Gray delivered the opinion of the court: