Subject to several exceptions, the Tennessee Supreme Court has the right to choose what cases it will hear. A T.R.A.P. Rule 11 petition is filed when one seeks permission to appeal a case to the Tennessee Supreme Court.
In the year ending June 30, 2011, 888 Rule 11 petitions were filed and only 61 were granted. Of those 61 cases, the Court actually heard 52 of the cases. The other 9 cases were immediately remanded for evaluation by a lower court.
Thus, the chance of the Tennessee Supreme Court actually accepting a Rule 11 application (or remanding the case for evaluation by a lower court) is about 1 in 14.
Here is a list of the cases currently pending before the Tennessee Supreme Court.