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Recent Examples on the Web Jackson's arrival at the high court will mark the first time two African Americans will serve together – Justice Clarence Thomas, a stalwart conservative, and Jackson, who is expected to be liberal. John Fritze, USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2022 But at the high court, the law itself is in dispute. David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2022 Of course, should another case testing the doctrine land at the high court, five justices would need to agree before the court dramatically changed how US elections are run. Kelly Mena, CNN, 15 Mar. 2022 That's why the Firearms Policy Coalition opposed that law at the high court. Julie Watson And Adam Beam, Chron, 18 Feb. 2022 Seniority dictates much at the high court, so the newest justices typically have few responsibilities and little influence. Noah Robertson, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 Jan. 2022 The ruling will end a decade-long drought on gun-rights rulings at the high court, one apparently driven by Roberts’ unwillingness to hear cases involving gun restrictions. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 28 Dec. 2021 One for healthcare workers is already pending at the high court; another for federal contractors could end up there soon. David Harrison, WSJ, 20 Dec. 2021 The case is the biggest test on gun rights at the high court in more than a decade, and its reach could extend far beyond New York. Devin Dwyer, ABC News, 3 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of high court

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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High Court of Justiciary

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8 May 2022

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“High court.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20court. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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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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