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27 Vill. L. Rev. 1042 (1981-1982)


Judge Sloviter: Professor Rice, your view of the constitutional scheme is that Congress has the power to make surgical excisions to the jurisdictions of the federal courts. I wonder if you would comment on what one of my colleagues might call the worst case scenario. That is, whether Congress could by legislation abolish all inferior federal courts and eliminate all Supreme Court appellate jurisdiction. What then would remain of the judicial power?


Reprinted with permission of Villanova Law Review, 27 Vill. L. Rev. 1042 (1981-1982).

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