For an appeal to get to the Supreme Court, four of nine justices must agree to hear it. do u think the number should be four, or perhaps higher or lower? .   us governemnt.   what wpuld be two good reasons

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It seems to me that four has worked well as a threshold number for getting a case to the Supreme Court.

I think that my main reason would be that the Supreme Court's current case load seems at about the right level.  They do not seem swamped, but it does not seem like there are a whole lot of important cases that don't get heard.

I think that four is a good number because it is not really low, but at the same time you aren't requiring a majority of the justices to agree just to be able to have a case be heard.

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