Browse the Constitution Annotated

Article III 

    Section 2

    • Clause 2
    • In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be 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