How many cases are filed with the supreme court each year? Why are Supreme court decisions so important?

How much time does each side have to present their arguments? What are the criteria for the supreme court to hear a case? List the two ways cases come to the supreme court?

8-9000 cases each year, but the USSC only hears a tiny fraction. 79 were heard last term. Of those, 59 were overturned. The court doesn’t announce why it agrees to hear a particular case, but it’s usually to clear up a piece of law, to "right a wrong", or because they want to change the reasoning behind a ruled in a prior decision. .

The 2 ways a case can get to the court are on appeal from a lower court, or Original Jurisdiction (where two states are suing each other, or between the US and a State, or there’s a foreign ambassador involved).

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    PennyLeeD2

    (January 24, 2010 - 12:34 pm)

    8-9000 cases each year, but the USSC only hears a tiny fraction. 79 were heard last term. Of those, 59 were overturned. The court doesn’t announce why it agrees to hear a particular case, but it’s usually to clear up a piece of law, to "right a wrong", or because they want to change the reasoning behind a ruled in a prior decision. .

    The 2 ways a case can get to the court are on appeal from a lower court, or Original Jurisdiction (where two states are suing each other, or between the US and a State, or there’s a foreign ambassador involved).
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