The United States Constitution provides that "[t]he judicial power shall extend . . . to all cases of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction. The Congress, in establishing a court system, provided that "the district courts shall have . . . exclusive original cognizance of all civil causes of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction ... saving to suitors, in all cases, the right of a common law remedy...."
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