The Constitution doesn't use the phrase “Original Jurisdiction.” That's what the Court calls those few cases which meet the definition which is in the Constitution. Such cases are docketed in the Court with the case number of O-###. The cases concerning where Howard Hughes was legally living when he died in flight, were Originals.
Four states were suing each other to decide who would get the state estate taxes.
John / Billybob
To: Congressman Billybob
The Constitution doesn't use the phrase Original Jurisdiction.
Actually it does. Article 3, 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.
Seems pretty clear to me. SCOTUS should have heard this directly.
posted on 07/31/2010 12:52:12 PM PDT
(The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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