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United States Supreme Court Review

Learn about the United States Supreme Court’s appellate review of federal and state court cases.


I.         Introduction 

Article III, Section 2 of the Constitution gives the United States Supreme Court original and appellate jurisdiction over various matters. The Court’s original jurisdiction is very limited. In practice, it mostly includes disputes between states. Therefore, the majority of the Court’s caseload consists of cases within its appellate jurisdiction; namely, cases in which the Court is reviewing other courts’ judgments.