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Recent Examples on the Web On the horizon, there are cases that could redefine when the government must give greater deference to a person’s religious beliefs, and perhaps even a third trip to the high court for the Affordable Care Act. BostonGlobe.com, "Resolution of the most contentious cases could happen in June, in the heat of a presidential campaign in which the future of the court has emerged as a galvanizing issue for conservatives and liberals.," 7 Oct. 2019 Mr Blum’s aim is plainly to appeal the case all the way to the highest court. The Economist, "A judge finds there is nothing wrong with Harvard admissions," 5 Oct. 2019 Cleveland had argued before the high court that a 2016 state law, House Bill 180, could not prevent it from enforcing the Fannie Lewis law. Laura Hancock, cleveland, "Ohio Supreme Court overturns Cleveland’s Fannie Lewis law, siding with state legislature," 24 Sep. 2019 The thinking goes that if a Democrat were to be elected president in 2020, the federal government would be unlikely to defend revocation of the waiver in the high court. New York Times, "Trump to Revoke California’s Authority to Set Stricter Auto Emissions Rules," 17 Sep. 2019 Through its filing on Monday, the administration is asking the high court to allow the government to implement the rule along the entire border. Camilo Montoya-galvez, CBS News, "Justice Department asks Supreme Court to allow border asylum ban," 26 Aug. 2019 Trump has also asked the high court to block a subpoena from a New York prosecutor for his tax returns. Washington Post, "California court invalidates law requiring Trump tax returns," 22 Nov. 2019 Trump has also asked the high court to block a subpoena from a New York prosecutor for his tax returns. Brian Melley, Fortune, "Trump Doesn’t Have to Disclose His Taxes to Be on California’s Primary Ballot," 21 Nov. 2019 Chilling effect Tech industry and legal luminaries filed amicus briefs urging the high court to take this case. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "US Supreme Court holds innovation in the balance in Google v Oracle," 20 Nov. 2019

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“High court.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20court. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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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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