Court Hearing AZ Case had no Constitutional Jurisdiction!

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  1. windcatcher

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    Some one please tell Judge Bolten, Attn Gen. Holder, and President Obama esquire of constitutional law?????????
    http://patriotsforamerica.ning.com/...izona/forum/topics/wowhow-about-this-governor
     
  2. carpro

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    Why am I not surprised?

    Thanks for the heads up.
     
  3. Paul3144

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    28 U.S.C. 1251 states, in full:

    The Supreme Court does, in fact, have original jurisdiction in this case but not exclusive jurisdiction. Therefore, the case could have been heard by the Supreme Court first, but it does not have to be.
     
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    It makes no sense to have taken it to any other court. It would seem that having jurisdiction at the SC level requires exclusivity because:


    1. Going to a lower court makes no sense when the SC has jurisdiction.
    2. No matter what happens it will end up there as one side will always be dissatisfied with the ruling of lower courts.


    Such explanations seems to be liberal wrangling rather than reason. If nothing else it was just a tactic to get the bill put on hold faster.
     
  5. Paul3144

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    Perhaps, but there is no legal or constitutional reason why the case can't be heard by a District Court. The Supreme Court and the inferior Courts share original jurisdiction in cases like these.
     
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    451 U. S. 729 [emphasis added]
     

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