I just read Article III Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution (thank you very much @aclu). It says exactly that (SCOTUS shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make) and I am speechless! The Republican Party is a very real and a very serious threat to democracy worldwide. But we can only blame ourselves. We either voted them into power or stood by and allowed them to be voted into power. Now we will pay the ultimate penalty. That penalty being the loss a government that works for us being replaced by a government that works AGAINST us (we the people). Our freedom has been bought by wealthy oligarchs and who can say where this attack on the Federal Government will end. And believe it or not the Republican Party headed by Donald Trump has launched a full out assault on the Federal Government.