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U.S. Constitution – Article 3 Section 2

Article 3 – The Judicial Branch
Section 2 – Trial by Jury, Original Jurisdiction, Jury Trials

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(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 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; 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 section in parentheses is modified
by the 11th 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 the other Cases before
mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with
such Exceptions, 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.

Notes for this section:
11th Amendment

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