Article 1, 8, cl. 17 of the U.S. Constitution, Congress was
granted "exclusive jurisdiction" over federal buildings and
properties located in the States in certain
circumstances. This provision in the constitution is
very important, should be studied, and understood well by
concerned Americans. To assist in such study, the below are
Jurisdiction Brief: This short brief explains what is
federal jurisdiction via Art. 1, § 8, cl. 17 of the United
States Constitution. To draft this brief, thousands of cases
construing this part of the U.S. Constitution were read, about
450 were cataloged (as shown below) and then a small number of
those, about 140, were referenced in this brief.
Supreme Court Cases: Here are cataloged short summaries of the most important or interesting cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court concerning Art. 1, § 8, cl. 17.
Circuit Cases: This file catalogs the federal district and appellate court cases regarding federal jurisdiction, segregated by circuit.
State Cases: This file catalogs many of the state decisions concerning federal jurisdiction, segregated by state.
The Government Report: In 1956 and 1957, the federal government published a two part report on this issue, which you should read.