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Riley J. Hood – Chairman, Milwaukee County Constitution Party

“The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest of men are exalted.” Psalm 12:8

It is past time for Congress to assume responsibility and do their jobs. Regarding the tyranny that is the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS), Congress can legislate exceptions to federal appellate jurisdiction. The Constitution says regarding jurisdiction (Article 3, Section 3, Clause 2) “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.” Note that the Constitution gives Congress the power to make exceptions to the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.

Congress must exert the power it possesses to prohibit all federal courts from hearing cases which Congress deems to be outside federal jurisdiction pursuant to Article 3, Section 2, Clause 2 of the Constitution.

The Milwaukee County Constitution Party particularly supports all the legislation which would remove from Federal appellate review jurisdiction matters involving acknowledgement of God as the sovereign source of law, liberty, or government. We affirm both the authority and duty of Congress to limit the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court in all cases of abortion in accordance with the US Constitution.

Finally, if the governance of our nation is too great a burden to bear, we would rather have Congress delegate matters to the States, as opposed to delegating them to the Courts or to unelected bureaucrats.