Hello! I was just reading my government textbook, and I was a bit uncertain about the steps for deciding a major case--mostly the correct order they are in. Does anyone know if this order is correct? 1 Lawyers must submit written briefs. 2 They must then present oral arguments before the Court. 3 The 9 justices meet to debate each case, express views and conclusions, and vote on a decision. 4 A majority opinion may be debated and rewritten several times before the final decision is announced. 5 A written opinion is issued that announces the Court's ruling and explains its reasoning. My next question focuses on the ways cases come to the Court. Does this include a writ of certiorari and whether or not the case is on appeal? My last question revolves around the fact that a case's final decision will make a difference. Does this fact influence the Court's decisions or is it part of the criteria for determining Supreme Court authority in cases? I appreciate any help. Thanks.