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Stanford Law School Faculty Records

J. Keith Mann's Special Master Papers


This collection consists of J. Keith Mann as Special Master in United States v. Alaska, U.S. Supreme Court , 521 U.S. 1 (1997).  Special Masters are experts appointed by courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, to assist with specialized areas of law.  A Special Master has the ability to gather evidence and conduct interviews.  At the end of the process, the Special Masters file a final report in booklet format.  The parties can then file briefs which rebut the master’s findings and conclusions.  The court considers the Special Master’s findings when drafting its opinion.  J. Keith Mann was appointed Special Master in United States v. Alaska,521 U.S.  1 (1997), where he was tasked with determining if the formation known as Dinkum Sands is or is not an island, and whether it falls under the Submerged Lands Act.  Materials consist of motions, witnesses’ statement, court proceedings, final report and correspondence relating to J. Keith Mann’s role as Special Master.

Collection Identifier Number: LAW-61804

List of Series:

  • United States of America vs. State of Alaska, No. 84, 1972-1995 
  • Correspondence Files of US vs. Alaska Chron, 1994-1996