high court


Examples of high court in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a follow-up case that experts say tests the reach of the high court’s Bruen decision, the justices are weighing whether domestic violence offenders can be legally disarmed. Salvador Rizzo, Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2023 The panel's divergence from the way other appellate courts have ruled on Section 2, a majority of which permit private action, could prompt the high court's review of the three-judge panel's decision. Kaelan Deese, Washington Examiner, 20 Nov. 2023 Liu noted that the high court’s decision does not preclude litigation against the power company based on more narrow claims of damages caused by specific negligence on the part of the company. Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov. 2023 The high court’s administrative arm implemented its own set of standards for facilities in 2022 and started conducting reviews later that year. Molly Parker, ProPublica, 8 Nov. 2023 The high court went into little detail beyond that, and lower courts have struggled to interpret the rule consistently. Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Nov. 2023 Regarding whether the Supreme Court will take up the case, Anthony Michael Kreis, assistant professor of law at Georgia State University, said that while a split among circuit courts often encourages the high court to hear a case, there isn’t a very deep split on this issue just yet. Jo Yurcaba, NBC News, 1 Nov. 2023 The Legends/Cherokee consortium challenged Fox's ruling to the state's high court. Michael R. Wickline, Arkansas Online, 31 Oct. 2023 The high court had blocked the law from taking effect by a 5-4 vote. David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times, 20 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of high court was in the 14th century

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“High court.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20court. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

Legal Definition

high court

: a court of last resort in the U.S.
especially : supreme court
capitalized : high court of justice

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