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Supreme Court decisions are so important because the Supreme Court is the final authority for interpreting Federal Laws and the US Constitution. All courts in the US must adhere to the decisions as handed down by the Court. In the common law system that is practiced in the US (and in UK, etc) the lower courts must apply the same rule of law as the higher court has handed down.

For example the Supreme Court finds that segregated schools are unconstitutional in Kansas (Brown v. Board of Education), all lower courts must then find in favor of the parties asking that schools be ordered to integrate throughout the rest of the country. So if Florida continued to have segregated schools, and a group of parents and students sued the school system, asking that they be ordered to integrate, the court would have no choice but to follow the rule as handed down by the US Supreme Court, and order the Florida system to integrate.

In the case of interpretation of the constitution, the legislature must make a constitutional amendment to "overturn" the supreme court's interpretation. In the case of common law or interpretation of statutes, the legislature can "overturn" the Supreme Court ruling by creating a new statute.

Also because the system of checks and balances includes the courts of this world, so it is TOO important to overlook. seriousle.

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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.

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because he or she can't not be speaking or laying in decision

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