decide in favor of/for


: to find (someone) not guilty in a court of law
The court decided in favor of/for the plaintiff.

Examples of decide in favor of/for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Liberal Justice Elena Kagan asked how the court could decide in favor of the couple without putting at risk other types of taxation worth trillions of dollars to the government. Julie Zauzmer Weil, Washington Post, 5 Dec. 2023 The Trump administration also asked the Supreme Court to decide in favor of a petition that ultimately curbed unions' ability to solicit dues. Fritz Farrow, ABC News, 26 Sep. 2023 The court is widely expected to decide in favor of Students for Fair Admissions before the end of the term, most likely in June. Clay Risen, New York Times, 12 Jan. 2023 On the other hand, Justice Clarence Thomas, widely considered the lodestar of the court’s ideological Right, could decide in favor of California. Time, 12 Oct. 2022 The gun lobby for years has tried to get the U.S. Supreme Court to decide in favor of a different analytical framework, and with a 6-3 conservative majority now on the high court, firearms proponents believe their chances of prevailing are better than ever. Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times, 22 June 2021 Whitehouse also led a coalition of 15 Democratic senators prior to the case urging the court to decide in favor of California. Nicholas Rowan, Washington Examiner, 26 Apr. 2021 Justices tend to decide in favor of the litigant with the most amicus briefs on its side when deciding cases. Paul M. Collins, The Conversation, 19 Oct. 2020

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