high court

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Recent Examples on the Web Now, the highest court in the land will decide, and the answer could impact millions. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "The class issue embedded in a SCOTUS case about cops and traffic stops," 4 Nov. 2019 The high court in 2016 struck down an identical law in Texas, but a conservative appeals court in New Orleans upheld the Louisiana law. David G. Savage, Anchorage Daily News, "Here are the big cases to watch in Supreme Court’s new term," 7 Oct. 2019 The high court in 2016 struck down an identical law in Texas, but a conservative appeals court in New Orleans upheld the Louisiana law. Los Angeles Times, "Here are the big cases to watch in Supreme Court’s new term," 7 Oct. 2019 The first Latina, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, was a federal appeals court judge when Obama elevated her to the high court in 2009. Bob Egelko, SFChronicle.com, "Ethnic minorities not as likely to see themselves when they look at a judge," 3 Oct. 2019 For centuries, the highest court in the land was a committee of twelve peers, the Law Lords, who sat in Parliament and were part of the legislature. Sam Knight, The New Yorker, "Boris Johnson’s Supreme Court Calamity," 24 Sep. 2019 Marshall was in the general counsel’s office of Harvard University in 1996 when a seat opened up on the high court. BostonGlobe.com, "Ruth I. Abrams, who was appointed by Governor Michael Dukakis as the first woman on the state’s highest court in 1977 and remained the only female jurist there for more than two decades, died Thursday at age 88.," 16 Sep. 2019 But Scotland's highest court declared last week that the real reason was to stymie Parliament by cutting back on the time available to debate Brexit options. Max Foster, CNN, "A high-stakes Brexit court case could force the Queen to pick a side," 17 Sep. 2019 Where Plato comes in It is not surprising that the three highest courts in the UK’s separate jurisdictions took different views on a similar question. Rashmee Roshan Lall, Quartz, "Only Plato can explain the confusion over Brexit in the UK’s highest courts," 13 Sep. 2019

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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high court

noun

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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