high court

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Challengers to partisan gerrymandering could face a tougher road at the high court following the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy last summer. Jess Bravin, WSJ, "Supreme Court Again to Consider Partisan Gerrymandering," 4 Jan. 2019 Finally, on Saturday, the Senate voted 50 to 48 to make Kavanaugh the 114th justice of the high court. Julyssa Lopez, Glamour, "Brett Kavanaugh Has Been Confirmed to the Supreme Court," 6 Oct. 2018 The Obama-era health care law faces a fresh legal challenge aimed at unraveling the measure's protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions, and that case could soon land before the high court. Maureen Groppe, USA TODAY, "How unsolicited text messages were sent to Hoosiers to put pressure on Sen. Joe Donnelly," 13 July 2018 The Affordable Care Act law faces a fresh legal challenge that could unravel the measure's protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions, and that case could soon land before the high court. Maureen Groppe, Indianapolis Star, "How unsolicited text messages were sent to Hoosiers to put pressure on Sen. Joe Donnelly," 13 July 2018 Trump now has an opportunity to fill a second vacancy on the high court. Brooks Jackson, Philly.com, "Trump's Numbers (Second Quarterly Update) | FactCheck," 11 July 2018 Friends and colleagues said that Hardiman was honored to be considered for the high court and hadn’t campaigned for a position. Geoff Mulvihill, BostonGlobe.com, "Twice a Supreme Court runner-up, Hardiman is back at work," 10 July 2018 With his pick to replace Kennedy, often the swing vote on the nine-person bench, Trump has the opportunity to dramatically alter the ideological make-up of the high court for a generation. Claire Zillman, Fortune, "Think President Trump Is About to Remake the Federal Judiciary? To Some Degree, He Already Has," 8 July 2018 But now, with a seat open and a golden opportunity to cinch conservative control of the high court, Mr. Trump's supporters are downplaying the issue. CBS News, "Supreme Court could limit, but not eliminate, abortion rights," 29 June 2018

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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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