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Edward Burke, was picked on Tuesday to the post on Illinois’ highest court starting Oct. 26, according to an order from the court. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Justice Anne Burke picked to serve as Illinois Supreme Court’s chief justice," 11 Sep. 2019 The Justice Department lauded the high court's intervention. Camilo Montoya-galvez, CBS News, "Trump administration can enforce border asylum ban, Supreme Court rules," 11 Sep. 2019 Recent attempts to ban the party were rejected by Germany's highest court on the grounds that NPD wasn't a significant political force. Fox News, "Far-right politician wins German mayoral job after running unopposed," 10 Sep. 2019 Rollins responded Wednesday by filing an emergency petition to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, asking a justice from the state's highest court order Sinnott to accept the dismissals. Joey Garrison, USA TODAY, "Arrests of Straight Pride Parade counter protesters in Boston turns into courtroom battle," 1 Sep. 2019 But the majority of the Maryland Court of Appeals—the state's highest court—was unconvinced. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Court: Girl broke child porn law by texting explicit video of herself," 29 Aug. 2019 Fidesz now enjoys control of prosecutors’ offices, the constitutional court and the Curia (the highest court of appeals). The Economist, "How Viktor Orban hollowed out Hungary’s democracy," 29 Aug. 2019 Is a blind person unable to order a pizza online worthy of the attention of the nation’s highest court? Jason Mckee, WIRED, "Domino's and the Web are Failing the Disabled," 16 Aug. 2019 Bash and his team argued that the high court’s holding in Pereira was limited and that Pedroza eventually attended his 2003 deportation hearing, after Pedroza got a follow-up notice from the immigration courts. Guillermo Contreras, ExpressNews.com, "Fed appeals judges reverse lower court ruling that tossed immigrant’s indictment," 8 Aug. 2019

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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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concealment of treason or felony

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