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In 1873, the Supreme Court said that the Privileges or Immunities Clause protects a right to “use the navigable waters of the United States”—and not much else. But in the nearly 150 years since, the Court has never examined what the right to use the navigable waters means in practice. On this episode: a pair of brothers from Stehekin, Washington, try to change that.

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Cliff Courtney, Stehekin Valley Ranch

Michael Bindas, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice


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