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§ 303. “Of any Justice or Justices Exercising the Original Jurisdiction of the High Court.”

Under sec. 79 the federal jurisdiction of any court may be exercised by such number of judges as the Parliament prescribes, and presumably most of the original jurisdiction of the High Court will be made exercisable by a single Justice, sitting with or without a jury. (See Note, Juries, § 291, supra.) But whether the original jurisdiction is exercised by one Justice or more, there will be—subject to the excepting and regulating power of Parliament—an appeal to the High Court in its appellate jurisdiction. The excepting and regulating power in this respect (see Note, § 300, supra) is unlimited; so that Parliament may make it competent for the High Court to deal finally with any class of matters in the first instance.

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