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SCOTUS jurisdiction

Post by swtlilsoni » Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:42 pm

Can Congress expand/limit SCOTUS jurisdiction? Some of my questions are saying yes and some no, maybe there are certain situations in which it can, and certain in which it cannot?

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Re: SCOTUS jurisdiction

Post by swtlilsoni » Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:43 pm

nvm I figured it out - it looks like Congress can limit appellate jurisdiction, but not original

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Re: SCOTUS jurisdiction

Post by NY_Sea » Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:51 pm

swtlilsoni wrote:nvm I figured it out - it looks like Congress can limit appellate jurisdiction, but not original
That's 100% right

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Re: SCOTUS jurisdiction

Post by swtlilsoni » Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:53 pm

NY_Sea wrote:
swtlilsoni wrote:nvm I figured it out - it looks like Congress can limit appellate jurisdiction, but not original
That's 100% right
Thanks for confirming!

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Re: SCOTUS jurisdiction

Post by grand inquisitor » Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:55 pm

there's that case where congress tried to expand scotus original jurisdiction (i think). i don't remember the name but it might help you get the black letter law on this.

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Re: SCOTUS jurisdiction

Post by grand inquisitor » Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:56 pm

also look at ex parte mccardle or something

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