[Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, and the Rules of the House of Representatives, 113th Congress]
[113rd Congress]
[House Document 112-161]
[The United States Constitution]
[Pages 78-80]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]


 

                              ARTICLE III.


Sec. 177. The judges, their terms, and compensation. Section 1. 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 Behaviour, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services, a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.
[[Page 79]] 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.
Sec. 178. Extent of the judicial power. Section 2. \1\ 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
Sec. 178a. Decisions of the Court on legislative standing. Decisions of the Supreme Court involving legislative standing to bring cases in Federal court include Coleman v. Miller, 307 U.S. 433 (1939); Goldwater v. Carter, 444 U.S. 996 (1979); Allen v. Wright, 468 U.S. 737 (1984); Whitmore v. Arkansas, 495 U.S. 149 (1990); and, most recently, Raines v. Byrd, 521 U.S. 811 (1997), holding that Member plaintiffs must have alleged a ``personal stake'' in having an actual injury redressed, rather than an ``institutional injury'' that is ``abstract and widely dispersed.'' See also the 11th amendment (Sec. 218, infra).
Sec. 179. Original and appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. \2\ 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.
Sec. 180. Places of trial of crimes by jury. \3\ 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.
[[Page 80]] 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.
Sec. 181. Treason against the United States. Section 3. \1\ Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to
Sec. 182. Punishment for treason. \2\ 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.