court of appellate jurisdiction

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Senator Jenner argued that the words of the Exceptions Clause "are hard, firm, and clear as crystal" and give to Congress the "full, unchallengeable power to pass laws immediately which would deprive the Supreme Court of appellate jurisdiction.
For example, in Ex Parte McCardle, the Court upheld an act by Congress that stripped the Court of appellate jurisdiction, but included a paragraph at the end of the opinion pointing out that another statutory route to the Court's appellate jurisdiction remained available.
Writing for the Court, Justice Stephen Breyer rejected Alabama's attempt to strip the Court of appellate jurisdiction on the basis of 11th Amendment restrictions and to claim res judicata stemming from a state supreme court decision (711 So.