Sentence Examples with the word HIGHEST COURT

Besides its legislative functions, the senate is the highest court of justice in the case of political offences or the impeachment of ministers.

The administration is in the hands of two chiefs, a civil and a military, the bale and the balogun; these together form the highest court of appeal.

The Judiciary Act of 1789 (as amended by subsequent legislation) provides for the appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States of a final judgment or decree in any suit rendered in the highest court of a state in which a decision in the suit could be had where is drawn in question the validity of a treaty or statute for an authority exercised under the United States, and the decision is against their validity; or where is drawn in question the validity of a statute of, or an authority exercised under, any state, on the ground of their being repugnant to the Constitution, treaties or laws of the United States, and the decision is in favor of their validity; or where any title, right, privilege or immunity is claimed under the Constitution, or any treaty or statute of, or commission held or authority exercised under the United States, and the decision is against the title, right, privilege or immunity specially set up or claimed by either party under the Constitution, treaty, statute, commission or authority.

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In 1812 he entered the state Senate, and he also became a member of the court for the correction of errors, the highest court in New York until 1847.