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The Supreme Court has original jurisdiction in what types of cases?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    "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. " -- Article III of the US Constitution.

    The most recent cases of the Supreme Court using orginal jurisdiction that I can think of all involve territoritial disputes among states or with the Federal Government.

    The include:

    Alaska v. United States - The United States is awarded control of submerged lands.

    VIRGINIA v. MARYLAND - Over water rights in the Potomac River

    KANSAS v. COLORADO - River rights.

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    5 years ago

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  • 5 years ago

    The ability and authority to decide cases based on hearing testimony and viewing evidence, rather than on appeal. The distinction separates trial courts from appellate courts. When an appellate court tries a case de novo on appeal, it is said to be exercising its original jurisdiction rather than its appellate jurisdiction. State-and-county level trial courts have original jurisdiction. The federal courts have original jurisdiction in certain matters, as Congress expressly ­provides. See federal question and diversity jurisdiction.

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  • 1 decade ago

    well the case would have to start in the supreme court so my guess would be trials against government officals or federal crimes that involve a government offical or government property.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I'm assuming you're referring to the U.S. Supreme Court. They have no jurisidction over anything. What they do is hear appeals from state and local courts on various matters and makes decisions that pretty much becomes the law of the land.

    • Rogue745 years agoReport

      have you Read the Constitution bro?

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    5 years ago

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