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curb appeal

The external attractiveness of a building or property, such as can be viewed from the street (i.e., the curb). We were suckered into buying the house because of its incredible curb appeal, but once we moved in, we realized just how run-down it was inside.
See also: appeal, curb

street appeal

The external attractiveness of a building or property, such as can be viewed from the street. We were suckered into buying the house because of its incredible street appeal, but once we moved in, we realized just how run-down it was inside.
See also: appeal, street

appeal against

To attempt to change a legal decision. Don't worry, we will appeal against the judge's sentence.
See also: appeal

appeal to

1. To ask for something, usually in an urgent or pleading manner Appeal to your congressmen if you really want lower taxes.
2. To spark one's interest or appreciation. Tall, dark-haired guys always appeal to me. That style of architecture just doesn't appeal to me.
3. To resonate with one's specific interests or feelings. The beauty of her prose appeals to my poetic sensibilities. The idea of stronger laws for criminals appeals to me as a mother.
See also: appeal

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

appeal (to a court) (for something)

to plead to a court of appeals for a favorable ruling. She appealed to the court fora retrial. She appealed for an injunction to the circuit court. She appealed for a retrial.

appeal to someone

to please or attract someone. Fast food doesn't appeal to me. The idea of a vacation to Florida this winter appeals to me a lot.
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appeal from Philip drunk to Philip sober

ask someone to reconsider, with the suggestion that an earlier opinion or decision represented only a passing mood.
This phrase comes from an anecdote told by the Roman historian and moralist Valerius Maximus concerning an unjust judgement given by King Philip of Macedon : the woman condemned by Philip declared that she would appeal to him once again, but this time when he was sober.
See also: appeal, drunk, sober

appeal to Caesar

appeal to the highest possible authority.
The allusion is to the claim made by the apostle Paul to have his case heard in Rome, which was his right as a Roman citizen: ‘I appeal unto Caesar’ (Acts 25:11).
See also: appeal, caesar

appeal to

1. To make an earnest or urgent request to someone or something: The citizens appealed to their mayor to try to find a solution to the housing crisis.
2. To be interesting or attractive to someone: This new style of clothing doesn't appeal to me; I prefer the older fashion.
See also: appeal

on appeal

In the process of being appealed; while being appealed.
See also: appeal, on
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177) On the whole, the committee note suggests that broadening the contours of the collateral order doctrine is a low-cost method of addressing trial court errors, and also that the courts of appeal should have broad discretion in determining immediate appealability on a case-by-case basis.
The majority first explained that Hohn's application for a certificate of appealability constituted a "case," as the term is used in Section 1254(1).
22(b)(1) ("[T]he applicant cannot take an appeal unless a circuit justice or a circuit or district judge issues a certificate of appealability under 28 U.
Campbell, Student Author, Appealability of Orders Denying Attorney Disqualification--A Look Beyond Firestone, 1982 U.
The Agency argues that Congress' awareness of the one-way appealability rule when it made compensatory damages available in the Civil Rights Act of 1991 means Congress, in conditioning the waiver of sovereign immunity on an agency having a right to a jury trial, must have recognized that an agency would be unable to exercise its right to a jury trial if compensatory damages were awarded in the administrative process.
328) More recently, in March (2015), Judge Beverly Martin of the Eleventh Circuit wrote in dissent that a defendant's claim--that his "mental and emotional age of less than eighteen prohibits his execution"--satisfied the certificate of appealability standard mandated under federal habeas law.
The appeals court held that the prisoner was not required to seek a certificate of appealability (COA) before appealing the denial of his petition for habeas relief.
The Department of Justice dropped this waiver argument, even though the question of whether Smith had waived his claim of ineffective assistance was part of the Fourth Circuit's grant of the certificate of appealability.
188) Amar, supra note 117, at 806 ("First Amendment concerns could well trigger special Fourth Amendment safeguards--heightened standards of justification prior to searching, immediate (pre-search) appealability of any proposed search (with the premises sealed to prevent interim destruction of evidence), specially trained nonpartisan marshals or magistrates or masters to carry out the search, and so on.
Statistics are not always impersonal, because factor of appealability exists.
Of the two definitions, the appealability of claim-specific orders spawns much more confusion and uncertainty.
98) In agreement, the Eleventh Circuit issued a certificate of appealability.
The foregoing therefore serves to show that there can be different implications on the appealability of an intermediate order involving a remand to the administrative agency.
Kruse, Appealability of Class Certification Orders: The "Mandamus Appeal" and a Proposal to Amend Rule 23, 91 Nw.