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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 from Philip drunk to Philip sober

To urge one to rethink something. The phrase refers to King Philip II of Macedon, who made an unwelcome decision and was challenged with an appeal to "Philip sober." If you're unhappy with his decision, then why don't you appeal from Philip drunk to Philip sober?
See also: appeal, drunk, sober

appeal to Caesar

To direct a plea to the most powerful person in a particular setting or situation. No one else has the authority to overturn this decision—you'll have to appeal to Caesar on this one.
See also: appeal, caesar

on appeal

As a result of an appeal to a higher court. Her conviction was overturned on appeal.
See also: appeal, on

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.
See also: appeal

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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(190) Absent this presumption (and any evidence in the congressional record of their intent) there is no rationale for concluding that Congress contemplated this "one-way appealability" when it waived sovereign immunity.
[section] 4303(e) as to appealability to the MSPB under [section] 7701.
Moreover, any lack of appealability of a jury's determinations in the first phase of a bifurcated trial could be seen as a product of modern joinder rules, not of concerns over the firmness of those determinations.
(95) Justice O'Connor's dissent took the position that denial of the certificate of appealability by the Fifth Circuit should be vacated and the case remanded to that court to decide the issues or to hold the case until the state court proceedings were completed.
The district court denied the motion and dismissed the habeas petition, but issued a certificate of appealability. The attorney appealed and requested a stay of execution.
Schreiber, Note, Appealability of a District Court's Denial of a Forum selection Clause Dismissal Motion: An Argument Against "Cancelling Out" The Bremen, 57 Fordham L.
One court has noted that "a default judgment is in fact a final judgment for purposes of appealability..." Describing an initial trial court judgment as final, regardless of an appeal, suggests that the exclusion applies regardless of an appeal.
But substantive themes will generally not intrude on issues like appealability, or most of the law of ripeness and mootness, or the role of federal procedural law in diversity cases, where the substantive interests furthered by a given jurisdictional ruling will vary from case to case.
27, 2018, the court denied Paduano's writ of habeas corpus and declined to issue a certificate of appealability. Paduano, a Virginia inmate proceeding by counsel, filed a motion to alter or amend the judgment pursuant to Rule 59 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
District Court Chief Judge John Tunheim but it came close, and Tunheim granted a certificate of appealability to the defendant, who is serving two life sentences for a double murder in Little Falls, Minnesota, on Thanksgiving Day in 2012.
(addressing appealability of summary judgment denial after conclusion of
Wheeler'spro semotion to reconsider was denied by the district court, so he filed a notice of appeal and a motion for certificate of appealability. Change in policy In 2011, while the COA motion was pending, the 4th Circuit, sittingen banc, overturned the panel's decision inSimmons.
I emphasize that such would not in any way alter the prerequisites for appealability. Except for those exceptions that currently exist (e.g., constitutional issues and orders granting a new trial where the appellant proceeds with the risk that affirmance will result in judgment absolute against him or her), the would-be appellant would still generally need two dissents on an issue of law or court permission.
We granted a certificate of appealability, asking the parties to ad- dress whether Turner's petition was timely filed under Jimenez v.