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Old 04-01-2019, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Whack-a-Mole View Post
Article III, Section I:

Not seeing it. Congress can fuss with inferior courts...not the Supreme Court which is one of the three branches of government, made to be co-equal with the other two. Checks and balances. It would go 100% against the FF's notions to let one branch supersede another branch.
Try section 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.
SCOTUS shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact ... under such regulations as the Congress shall make.

The dudes who ratified it, and operated under it at it's creation understood this, from the first where it was originally established at 6 by an act of Congress, to when Adams reduced the size from 6 to 5 in order to try and thwart Jefferson. He did this with an act of Congress.

Last edited by Bone; 04-01-2019 at 06:13 PM.