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In a case before the Supreme Court, the law itself is on trial and the justices determine whether the law is guilty of violating the Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land.

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Can filing bankruptcy stop a supreme court lawsuit?

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The case is tried in a trial court - If the outcome is not satisfactory to one of the parties to the case, it may appealed to the Court of Appeals. The Appeals Court will review the case and IF THEY WISH TO ACCEPT IT for review, they will consider the case and render a decision on the question contained in the appeal. If that appeal is not satisfactory to one of the parties in the case, that ruling may be appealed, yet again, to the Supreme Court. If the Supreme Court chooses to accept the case, they, too, will hear the case and render a decision. The Supreme Court's decision is the final word and there is no higher appeal.

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No. The decisions of the Texas Supreme Court are binding on trial courts in Texas. That is why it is called the Supreme Court.

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To keep the trial in order and to allow the convict and victim to tell their side of the case.

How does the cases reach the supreme court?

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What is it called when the supreme court hears a case for the first time?

When the Supreme Court is the first court to hear a case (which is very rare) it is said to have "original jurisdiction." What I think you meant was, when the Supreme Court considers an issue it has not thought about before, it is called "a matter of first impression."

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