Specialized Courts

Pursuant to constitutional authority, the Supreme Court has been granted jurisdiction by Congress to review various decisions of federal courts other than the courts of appeals and the district courts, including, for example, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

28 USCS ยง 1259, provides that decisions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces may be reviewed by the Supreme Court by writ of certiorari in the following cases:

  • cases reviewed by the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces under section 867(a)(1) of title 10
  • cases certified to the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces by the Judge Advocate General under section 867(a)(2) of title 10.
  • cases in which the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces granted a petition for review under section 867(a)(3) of title 10.
  • cases, other than those described in paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) of this subsection, in which the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces granted relief.

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