Appellate Jurisdiction Explained.

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    In this section it states that the supreme court has jurisdiction over cases involving ambassadors, public ministers, and consuls.

    In the next section it is stating a special case that says that the supreme court shall have original jurisdiction when the dispute is between a state and ambassadors, public ministers, and consuls. In all other cases involving ambassadors, public ministers, and consuls then the supreme court shall have appellate jurisdiction between the lower federal courts and itself.

    The cases that are being referred to are these cases in this section.

    There is no real political point I am trying to make but just pointing out where the supreme court has original jurisdiction and appellate jurisdiction and that is the supreme court has appellate jurisdiction in all cases (that it can preside over) except when the dispute is between a state and ambassadors, public ministers, and consuls.

    It was done to prevent foreign dignitaries from being insulted by dealing with a lower court than the highest court in the land.
     
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    Also, can some really bright English teacher tell me what this means ;-- and why it is in there. It could help explain more about what the original meaning had.
     
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    The Framers intended the SC to have only Original Jurisdiction in some areas, as it is the final arbiter. In my state, Ohio, our SC only has original jurisdiction in certain matters also, such as Quo Warranto, etc.

    Constitution Online

    The US court system under Article 3 also has a provision for inferior courts, mostly Federal trial courts, District courts, and then US Court's of Appeals, as the SC is not a trial court. One time in thier existence, they did though, hold a criminal trial, but they are a review court.
     

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