The Supreme Court of the United States agrees to hear—“grants certiorari”—very few cases. Because of this, the maxim has developed that ““it’s a long, long way to certiorari,” a variation of the British music hall song, “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary.” One of the reasons the Supreme Court may agree to hear a case

An employee’s taking a morning off to make an unannounced visit to his physician’s office to get a prescription refill and confirm that referral paperwork for an appointment that afternoon had been completed was not protected by the FMLA because the visit was not “treatment” for a serious health condition, the Seventh Circuit has held.