appeal against

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appeal against something

to ask a court of appeals to change a ruling made by a lower court. My lawyer appealed against the judgment. We will file an appeal against the court ruling.
See also: appeal
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Is there nothing left, to which I can appeal against this terrible infatuation
Nell could see that she raised her dark eyes to the face of her superior, and that their expression, and that of her whole attitude for the instant, was one of mute but most touching appeal against this ungenerous usage.
Bosnich, who is serving a nine-month Football Association suspension from the sport, had an appeal against his dismissal from Stamford Bridge upheld by the Football League appeals committee on June 13.
Cardiff's appeal against the penalties imposed by referee Michael Hicks will mean both players should be available for this weekend's matches, against Hull Thunder at home on Saturday (7pm) and Newcastle away on Sunday.
CAERNARFON TOWN midfielder Danny McGoona is to appeal against a ban imposed after he failed a drug test.
A teacher found guilty of smacking his eight-year-old daughter has dropped an appeal against his conviction, it emerged yesterday.
DEAN McKEOWN was last night staring at a long spell in racing's wilderness after the British Horseracing Authority dismissed his appeal against its findings he had played a role in a conspiracy to lay horses on Betfair.
JOHNNY MURTAGH, who picked up two separate careless riding bans at the Curragh on Sunday, has lodged an appeal against the three days he received for his riding of the Aidan O'Brien-trained Westphalia, who finished second in the 6f two-year-old maiden, writes Tony O'Hehir.
Pat Cosgrove will appeal against the seven-day ban handed out for his ride aboard Liberty Seeker at Catterick last Friday.
CHELSEA assistant boss Steve Clarke believes the club have a strong case with their appeal against a three-match ban on pounds 5.
MARK BOSNICH must wait to hear if he has been successful in his appeal against Chelsea's decision to fine him over his positive drugs test for cocaine.
DAVE BOWMAN'S 17-game ban has forced Forfar to abandon their appeal against a pounds 1000 fine for their bad disciplinary record LAST season.
Richard Quinn yesterday failed in his appeal against a ban meted out by the Beverley stewards last Wednesday at a hearing of the Jockey Club's disciplinary committee.
Summary: The man found guilty of the Lockerbie bombing has applied to drop the second appeal against his conviction.
McLaren decided to act despite fears the rules do not allow an appeal against a drive-through-penalty decision.