rule against


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rule against someone or something

to give a judgment against someone or something. The judge ruled against the prosecutor. The judge ruled against my motion.
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rule against

v.
To deliver a judgment that is not favorable to someone or something: The court ruled against the plaintiff, and no damages were awarded.
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He pointed out that the courts did not rule against Pervez Musharraf but he wasnt allowed to contest elections.
Augustine (fifth century), Roman Catholics and certain Lutheran groups omit the rule against making graven images which other Christians list as the second commandment.
Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE:WY) today said it believes that a number of issues erroneously led a jury to rule against Weyerhaeuser in an antitrust suit involving alder logs in the Pacific Northwest.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State has urged a federal appeals court to rule against a publicly funded AmeriCorps program that allows teachers to offer religious instruction at sectarian schools.
In the case of Polygon, Howard said it made sense to cut a deal with the developer, both because of costs that already have climbed to $300,000 and the chance that the court could rule against the city.
For the WTO to rule against the United States in this case offers growing evidence that the trade organization, operating behind closed doors in Brussels, is not merely enforcing trade rules, it is usurping the sovereign rights and laws of governments.
Erwin Chemerinsky for his viewpoint on "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance ("One Nation Under The Constitution: Why The Court Should Rule Against 'Under God' In The Pledge," December 2003 Church & State).
29 maiden race were found to have violated the California Horse Racing Board rule against whipping "when a horse is clearly out of the race or has obtained its maximum placing.
An Ampex representative said: "We are disappointed that the court felt constrained to rule against us on the estoppel issue, but we are gratified that the rulings in this case support Ampex's contentions that, although many of our patents relating to video signal processing resulted from inventions in video recorders and related electronics, these patents are equally applicable to other products, such as televisions, where the inventions may be in use today.
This is the second federal court to rule against vouchers in the past three months," said Americans United Executive Director Barry W.
Stewards Pete Pedersen, Ingrid Fermin and Tom Ward said they hoped to rule as early as Wednesday on whether Nakatani violated a California Horse Racing Board rule against whipping after a horse "has attained its maximum placing.
These transparent tactics were quashed by the Ontario courts and we expect the New Jersey courts to overwhelmingly rule against Marion in the patent litigation within the next ninety to one hundred and twenty days.
Every court up to the Supreme Court is going to rule against us," he said.
He broke a rule," Denman said, referring to the California Horse Racing Board rule against whipping a horse after he has achieved his "maximum placing.