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I need to determine which of the following would be cases heard under the US Court of Appeals and why?

A case involving a dispute between Colorado, Utah and Arizona over water rights.

A case involving an appeal of a Fifth US District court decision regarding the right of Texas high school students to recite prayers over the schools PA system before a football game.

A case involving a state law prohibiting the import of nuclear waste from other states.

A civil suit brought by a plaintiff from Tennessee against a defendant from Kentucky.

A contract dispute between a private compant and the US government.

A case involving a violation of a city ordinance against loitering.

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U S Court of Appeals (Under this jurisdiction or not) Please Supply references used as well.

I need to determine which of the following would be cases heard under the US Court of Appeals and why?

A case involving a dispute between Colorado, Utah and Arizona over water rights. No, this trial would not be held in the US Court of Appeals because the case needs to be held first in a trial court where evidence will be placed. This will be in a US District Court. If this case goes in for appeal then it will be heard in the US Court of Appeals.

A case involving an appeal of a Fifth US District court decision regarding ...

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