uphold the decision

idiom

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

Examples of uphold the decision in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The more than 12,700 messengers, or church representatives, voted by ballot on whether to uphold the decision by the denomination's Executive Committee in February to deem the two churches not in friendly cooperation. Peter Smith, ajc, 13 June 2023 And this month, a poll by the Washington Post and ABC News showed 62 of respondents said the Supreme Court should uphold the decision, while 24 percent say it should be overturned and 14 percent have no opinion. Camille Caldera, USA TODAY, 22 Oct. 2020 The company’s attorney, Lawrence Walker, on Tuesday attempted to overturn the decision but the Board of Zoning Appeals unanimously voted to uphold the decision. Dana Afana, Detroit Free Press, 17 May 2022 The court also will uphold the decision to block an investigation into a family that is suing the DFPS and Governor Greg Abbott over the directive. Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, 13 May 2022 There, 71% of respondents wanted the court to uphold the decision, while 26% did not and 3% didn’t know. Ryan Kost, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 May 2022 Then the California governor, currently Gavin Newsom (D) who is facing a recall election which ends on Sept. 14, will have 30 days to uphold the decision, reverse it, or send it back to the board. Washington Post, 27 Aug. 2021 In its post, Betches Sup cites a poll by NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist in June 2019 in which 77% of respondents said the Supreme Court should uphold the decision, per The Hill. Camille Caldera, USA TODAY, 22 Oct. 2020 See More

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“Uphold the decision.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uphold%20the%20decision. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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