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For him, the fight is over; his lifetime appointment to the highest court in the country has begun. Anna North, Vox, "Christine Blasey Ford has a security detail because she still receives threats," 8 Nov. 2018 But that, of all the D.C. private schools, Georgetown Prep would be the one to have two graduates on the highest court in the land was something few of us could fathom. Jason Zengerle, Town & Country, "Brett Kavanaugh and the Private School Pecking Order," 16 Oct. 2018 The highest court in the land has turned into a circus and, closer to home, my inbox has become a battleground. Nicole Brodeur, The Seattle Times, "88 angry emails and counting: Kavanaugh hearings deepen rift between men and women," 5 Oct. 2018 Still, none of these accusations against Kavanaugh will stop him from pursuing the highest court in the land. Stacey Leasca, Glamour, "Christine Blasey Ford's Testimony Is a Detailed Account of Brett Kavanaugh's Alleged Assault," 26 Sep. 2018 The committee said the Colombian high court’s refusal to grant Mr. Arias an appeal violates international law. Mary Anastasia O’grady, WSJ, "A Cynical Trade With Colombia," 18 Nov. 2018 The conservative intelligentsia was happy, finally nearing the completion of their decades-long quest to make and keep the high court conservative. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Republicans don’t care what you think," 6 Oct. 2018 More than the sum of its parts Sen. Leahy then moved on to a 2012 Supreme Court case, United States v. Jones, which in retrospect has become one of a string of three major pro-privacy decisions that the high court has made within the last decade. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "NSA metadata program “consistent” with Fourth Amendment, Kavanaugh once argued," 9 Sep. 2018 Obama also was able to fill one high court vacancy during his first year-and-a-half in office, with Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Brooks Jackson, Philly.com, "Trump's Numbers (Second Quarterly Update) | FactCheck," 11 July 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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