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Old 12-26-2008, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Did you read it? It's right there:

Exceptions...Congress may stop them from hearing an appeal.
The danger of being an "instant expert" is that you read one thing and think you understand. Read Marbury v. Madison and get back to us on what Congress can and cannot do in terms of modification of the SC's jurisdiction.
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Old 12-26-2008, 01:35 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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The danger of being an "instant expert" is that you read one thing and think you understand. Read Marbury v. Madison and get back to us on what Congress can and cannot do in terms of modification of the SC's jurisdiction.
No I think you don't understand it. Ask a good lawyer what it means if it bothers you...
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Old 12-26-2008, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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No I think you don't understand it. Ask a good lawyer what it means if it bothers you...
I have. You aren't.
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Aiken S.C
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Still doesn't answer the question. Citation that's on point please. Congress cannot expand nor restrict the jurisdiction of the SC.
The Consitution and the Supreme Court's Jurisdiction
The Constitution only establishes one federal court: the Supreme Court. All lower federal courts, including appellate courts and district courts, are created and maintained by Congress.
Under Article III of the U.S. Constitution, the Supreme Court has jurisdiction to hear all cases that the Constitution specifically assigns directly to it. These cases are known as cases of original jurisdiction, and the Court's ability to hear such cases cannot be restricted. An example of a case of this sort is the ability to hear cases involving foreign ambassadors.
The other type of jurisdiction the Supreme Court has is called appellate jurisdiction. Appellate jurisdiction is the ability to hear cases brought to the Court from lower courts -- usually a federal circuit court or a state supreme court. Unlike original jurisdiction, appellate jurisdiction may be altered and set by Congress.
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Not for the SC
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:49 PM
 
Location: southern california
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americans handle their criminals like they do their naughty children, they don't.
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Old 12-26-2008, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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americans handle their criminals like they do their naughty children, they don't.
Or drugs them with Nyquil
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:07 AM
 
Location: The Woods
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Not for the SC
Google the Cert. Act. Congress most definately has done so.
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Google the Cert. Act. Congress most definately has done so.
"Cert. Act." doesn't return anything of relevance.
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:17 AM
 
Location: southern california
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yes we should give fair trials to people
but seeing a criminal for what he is is not discrimination
the tragedy is everyone else can see it but he cant
so the bad dream goes on
could it be that this is a "felon thread"?
all too often mind set on such threads is so different from most
CDF posters, on a very different page.
the "felon thread" tends to see
gangbangers as misunderstood good guys.
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