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Jurisdiction Stripping

Learn about how Congress may control federal court jurisdiction.


I.          Introduction

As other lessons have highlighted, the study of federal courts is fundamentally a study of power struggles. And because the Constitution vests Congress with significant power over the federal courts, there’s plenty of struggle there. Often, when Congress exercises its power over the federal courts, it raises questions about whether Congress has overstepped its role and violated the doctrine of separation of powers by interfering...