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Article III 

  • Section 2

    • Clause 1
    • The Judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;---to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls;---to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction;---to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party;---to Controversies between two or more States;---between a State and Citizens of another State;---between Citizens of different States,---between Citizens of the same State claiming Lands under Grants of different States, and between a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects.

      • ArtIII.S2.C1.2 Classes of Cases and Controversies for Federal Courts
        • ArtIII.S2.C1.2.1 Classes of Cases and Controversies for Federal Courts: Arising Under Jurisdiction
        • ArtIII.S2.C1.2.2  Classes of Cases and Controversies for Federal Courts: Admiralty and Maritime
        • ArtIII.S2.C1.2.3  Cases to Which the United States is a Party
        • ArtIII.S2.C1.2.4  Controversies Between Two or More States
        • ArtIII.S2.C1.2.5 Classes of Cases and Controversies for Federal Courts: Diversity Jurisdiction
        • ArtIII.S2.C1.2.6  Controversies Over Land Grants in Different States
        • ArtIII.S2.C1.2.7  Controversies Between a State or Its Citizens and Foreign States/Citizens
    • Clause 2
    • In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be a Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the Supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.

      • ArtIII.S2.C2.1 Classes of Cases and Controversies at the Supreme Court
        • ArtIII.S2.C2.1.1 Original and Appellate Jurisdiction Generally
        • ArtIII.S2.C2.1.2  Original Cases Affecting Ambassadors, Public Ministers, & Consuls
        • ArtIII.S2.C2.1.3  Supreme Court Review of State Court Decisions
        • ArtIII.S2.C2.1.4 Classes of Cases and Controversies at the Supreme Court: Exceptions Clause
          • ArtIII.S2.C2.1.4.1  Classes of Cases and Controversies at the Supreme Court: Doctrine and Practice
    • Clause 3
    • The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury; and such Trial shall be held in the State where the said Crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any State, the Trial shall be at such Place or Places as the Congress may by Law have directed.