overturn the decision


of a court
: to disagree with a decision made earlier by a lower court
The appeals court overturned the decision made by the trial court.

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Recent Examples on the Web Also, to overturn the decision, the council must find that the commission made a mistake. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Apr. 2024 Since then, several Republican lawmakers have filed bills that would attempt to overturn the decision by instructing judges in how to consider custody disputes over frozen embryos. Jonathan Shorman, Kansas City Star, 28 Feb. 2024 An attempt to overturn the decision may take several months, not unlike a foreclosure proceeding where a lender seizes a home after an owner fails to pay his mortgage. Rebecca San Juan, Miami Herald, 3 Feb. 2024 Carollo does have the right to push back, requesting to overturn the decision. Rebecca San Juan, Miami Herald, 3 Feb. 2024 The seemingly benign decision by lawmakers to adopt a new state symbol has opponents seeking to overturn the decision at the ballot box. Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 Aug. 2023 Instead of accepting the December 2022 verdict, Richman sought to overturn the decision and keep Chanel with her and Jurco. Susan Young, Peoplemag, 25 July 2023 The state and two of its largest power companies filed separate appeals seeking to overturn the decision and to stop the new standards from taking effect until the court case is decided. Dennis Pillion | Dpillion@al.com, al, 20 July 2023 The bill would then allow officers to appeal their punishments to the panel, which could overturn the decision. Steph MacHado, BostonGlobe.com, 14 June 2023

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