Original Jurisdiction Clause
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.
- James Madison's Notes of the Constitutional Convention
- United States Constitution
The Constitution of the United States.
- James Madison to Thomas Jefferson · recipient: Thomas Jefferson