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It requires the vote of at least four of the nine US Supreme Court justices to grant a petition for writ of certiorari. If four Justices agree, the Supreme Court will accept the case. This is referred to as the "Rule of Four."

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For an outcome to be determined a simple majority is needed for example 5 out of the nine supreme court justices must agree the decision. However in some circumstances not all nine justices 'sit' at a session but the verdict must still be by agreed by all or a majority.

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The US Supreme Court requires a simple majority to decide a case. If all nine justices hear the case, at least five must agree on a decision.

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Because there are NINE Justices, it takes FIVE votes to win a case. One Justice who voted with the winning side is then picked to write the majority opinion.

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