- from The Supreme Court
Sometimes you’ll hear someone say, “We’re going to take this all the way to the Supreme Court!”
That usually means that person thinks a decision made by a lower court is unfair and unjust. A petitioner can ask a court that hears appeals to overturn the ruling of a lower court. (Federal circuit courts or state appeals courts hear appeals.) Then, suppose the parties are still not happy with the outcome. They can appeal to higher courts. And finally, to the Supreme Court. But the case may not get heard. Less than one out of ten cases appealed to the Supreme Court actually gets heard.