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Recent Examples on the Web Lambda Legal also opposed Alito's nomination to the high court in 2006. Kristine Phillips, USA TODAY, "Trump's judicial appointments will impact LGBTQ rights far beyond presidency, group says," 5 Jan. 2021 Johnson is 77, well past the constitutional age limit of 70 for Louisiana judges, and will be succeeded by Piper Griffin, who like Johnson, is a Black woman who vaulted to the high court straight from Orleans Parish Civil District Court. John Simerman, NOLA.com, "Bernette Johnson, Louisiana's first Black chief justice, leaves office speaking her mind," 26 Dec. 2020 In a rare move, the high court ruled 3-3 on the case. Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press, "Divided Michigan Supreme Court rules state can reimburse private schools," 29 Dec. 2020 The state’s high court ruled on litigation brought by the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association that challenged how the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio implemented the fees. John Caniglia, cleveland, "Ohio Supreme Court delays collection of $170 million in fees involving House Bill 6," 28 Dec. 2020 On Monday, the state’s high court ruled unanimously that the department’s regulations were unauthorized by Prop. 57. Bob Egelko, SFChronicle.com, "Non-forcible sex-crimes offenders are eligible for early parole, California Supreme Court rules," 28 Dec. 2020 The move comes less than a month after the high court ruled in favor of houses of worship that challenged New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s pandemic restrictions. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Vaccine relief, ‘cooking the virus,’ drive-in legislating: News from around our 50 states," 17 Dec. 2020 The following year, in a case litigated by the Institute for Justice, the high court ruled that the prohibition on excessive fines enumerated in the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution applies to state-level civil asset forfeiture procedures. Ian Macdougall, ProPublica, "Police Say Seizing Property Without Trial Helps Keep Crime Down. A New Study Shows They’re Wrong.," 14 Dec. 2020 By the time the high court ruled, 126 Republicans in the U.S. House – roughly two-thirds of the caucus – signed a friend of the court brief supporting the Texas lawsuit. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, "Electoral College certifies Biden’s victory, as Trump still refuses to concede," 14 Dec. 2020

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“High court.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20court. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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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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