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Tuesday will not be the first time that Pressley publicly opposes Kavanaugh’s fitness to sit on the highest court in the country. Tanya A. Christian, Essence, "Rep. Ayanna Pressley To File Resolution For Kavanaugh Impeachment," 17 Sep. 2019 The high court in London said a hearing in the Miller-Major case would take place on Thursday. Ivana Kottasová, CNN, "A former UK Prime Minister wants to sue the current one over Brexit," 30 Aug. 2019 DeWine, 51, is a Republican who was elected to the high court in 2016 after serving on the First District Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. Jackie Borchardt, Cincinnati.com, "Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine's wife files for divorce, cites adultery; DeWine laments 'political gossip.'," 23 Aug. 2019 Then Clay filed his own brief with the higher court in late 2018. Freep.com, "Detroit rape victim: Wrong man may be in prison for my assault," 18 July 2019 Peter Cross/Getty Images A high court in Germany just ruled in favor of a wildly common, and very cruel, practice at poultry farms across the world: the mass culling of male chicks. Dylan Matthews, Vox, "Why billions of baby chickens are killed every year," 15 June 2019 The high court in Johannesburg on Monday dismissed 80-year-old Joao Rodrigues' application for a permanent stay of prosecution. Fox News, "South Africa ruling opens way for apartheid-era prosecutions," 4 June 2019 Both landmarks were also built during the 18th-century in the neo-classical style; the latter now serves as the Tribunal Supremo, the highest court in Spain. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "Plan a Summer Stay in Salesas, Madrid’s Smallest Neighborhood," 25 May 2019 Ruth Bader Ginsburg was confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice in 1993, becoming the second woman ever appointed to the highest court in the country. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "How Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Late Husband, Marty, Helped Her Reach Her Potential," 23 Feb. 2019

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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Legal Definition of high court

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

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