Supreme Court’s Recent Floating Home Decision a Relief to Dockside Casinos

The WSJ reports here.

An excerpt:

Things that float aren’t always boats.

So says the Supreme Court, which used a Florida marina dispute to address an issue that has stirred the waters since the early days of the American republic.

The ruling is a relief for dockside-casino operators, which didn’t want their operations subjected to broader legal liability under maritime law.

The opinion in Lozman v. City of Riveria Beach is here. SCOTUSblog page here. SCT haiku version.