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3 Apr, 2018

All About Original Actions

2019-03-18T18:47:13+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Tags: , , |

The Supreme Court receives many types of documents each day for its review. Appeals to the Supreme Court alone encompass a lot of different types of briefs, including petitions, briefs in opposition, amicus curiae briefs, and reply and supplemental briefs, to name a few. Less frequently, but equally important, are original actions, which are governed [...]

12 May, 2015

Isn’t That Special? Special Masters and the Supreme Court

2019-03-18T18:47:28+00:00May 12th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

  The Constitution gives the Supreme Court "original jurisdiction" over several small but important categories of cases: Cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers, and consuls; Cases of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction; Controversies in which the United States is a party; Controversies between two or more states; Controversies between a state and citizens of another state; [...]