Constitution Pt. 16

Section 2. The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;-to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls;-to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction;-to all Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party;-to Controversies between two or more States;-[between a State and Citizens of another State](this was changed by the Eleventh Amendment);-between Citizens of different States,- between Citizens of the same State claiming Lands under Grants of different States, [and between a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects.](this was changed by the Eleventh Amendment).

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 other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Expectations, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make. The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment; shall be by Jury; and such Trial shall be held in the State where the said Crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any State, the Trial shall be at such Place or Places as the Congress may by Law have directed.

That’s it. That’s all for Section 2. Does this last part make you wonder what’s going on with Khalid Sheik Mohamed? Put your questions in the comments section and we’ll find out about them.

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