high court

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Just as telling are which cases the nation's highest court decides not to hear, thus leaving reproductive rights up to the lower courts. Lily Herman, Teen Vogue, "What Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination Could Mean for Abortion Access," 10 July 2018 But for the vast majority of American history, nominees for nation's highest court effectively needed at least 60 votes, which often required some bipartisan support for the president's pick. CBS News, "Nuclear option: Why Trump's Supreme Court pick needs only 51 votes," 9 July 2018 New York state’s highest court ruled Thursday that New York City can require day care and preschool-aged children to be vaccinated against the flu. Corinne Ramey, WSJ, "NYC Can Mandate Vaccines for Preschoolers in Licensed Day Care, Court Rules," 28 June 2018 Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his resignation from the nation's highest court Wednesday, sparking immediate reaction from politicians, journalists and commentators across the political spectrum. Kellen Browning, sacbee, "'Earth shattering': What people are saying on social media about Justice Kennedy's retirement," 27 June 2018 Despite her testimony, the full Senate voted narrowly to confirm Thomas to the nation's highest court. Jessica Campisi And Saeed Ahmed, CNN, "Anita Hill on #MeToo: 'I didn't have a hashtag'," 11 June 2018 The nation's highest court ruled Monday that the long-standing Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which prohibited states from legalizing sports betting, was partially unconstitutional. David Wharton, latimes.com, "NCAA adjusts rules on sports betting, will allow championships in gambling states," 17 May 2018 As the case heads to the state's highest court, Daly's hoping for a ruling that will send a message. Jacob Long, ajc, "Discovery of hidden GPS tracker leads to Mass. Supreme Court case," 2 May 2018 The nation's high court has never struck down an electoral map as a partisan gerrymander. Bloomberg.com, "Pennsylvania Court Throws Out Congressional Boundaries," 22 Jan. 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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high court

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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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