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Why is the US Supreme Court's decision whether to hear a case important?

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12/10/2009

Whenever the Supreme courts are deemed the only ones necessary to resolve some issue, it means the case in question is very controversial or difficult to handle. these cases usually result in drastic policy change for the entire nation; therefore, what cases they decide to look at potentially have heavy ramifications. also, the Supreme court is a singular court. they can only look at so many cases with all of the debating they do; if a case can be resolved in a lesser court, the supreme court would rather that be done.