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Make THE CONSTITUTION great again – Part Three

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If you don’t know at least some of it, you cannot defend any of it !
by  Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Article III. – The Judicial Branch

Section 1 – Judicial powers

The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court,

and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time
ordain and establish.

The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts,
shall hold their Offices during good Behavior,
and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services
a Compensation which shall not be diminished
during their Continuance in Office.

Section 2 – Trial by Jury, Original Jurisdiction, Jury Trials

(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.

Section 3 – Treason

Treason against the United States,
shall consist only in levying War against them,
or in adhering to their Enemies,
giving them Aid and Comfort.

No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses
 to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

The Congress shall have power to declare the Punishment of Treason,
but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood,
or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.

Read Part One – The Preamble & Legislative Branch – Click Here

Read Part Two – The Executive Branch – Click Here

See it in its Original Form – Click here

Confused about “Cursive” writing AKA Longhand? Click here and learn

Copyright © 1960-2016 Lawrence J. J. Leonard All rights reserved

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