from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:
The United States Supreme Court is the highest court in the land and as such, has a very important roll within one of the three branches of the federal government.
It also has very specific duties, which are clearly defined in our Constitution.
As commentator Daniel Horowitz points out, these duties are called original jurisdiction.
This original jurisdiction is spelled out in Article III, Section 2, Clause 1, which states, “The judicial Power [of the supreme Court] shall extend 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. …”