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Generally, the US Supreme Court will hear a case from US District Court on direct or expedited appeal if:

  1. The case is of such national or constitutional importance it would clearly be appealed to and accepted by the Supreme Court anyway; or
  2. The case involves legislation in which Congress specified appeals of District Court decisions must go directly to the Supreme Court (bypassing the Circuit Court).
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