01. The original conviction for attempted murder was [upheld] in an unsuccessful appeal.
02. In June of 1981, the U.S. Supreme Court [upheld] a decision that would apply the military draft to men only.
03. A 1968 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court [upheld] a 102-year-old law forbidding racial discrimination in the rental or sale of real estate.
04. The government needs to reduce its budget while continuing to [uphold] educational standards in this country.
05. The current level of medical care in this province will be increasingly difficult to [uphold] as our population ages.
06. As police officers, it is your duty to [uphold] the law, even if you disagree with it.
07. His life sentence was [upheld] on appeal.
08. The government has announced it will legalize same-sex marriage in order to [uphold] the human rights of all citizens of our nation.
09. The complaint against the police for excessive force was [upheld], and the officer was relieved of his duties.
10. The High Court has [upheld] the decision of the lower court.
11. The United Nations Secretary-General has called upon the United States to [uphold] the Geneva Convention in its handling of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.
12. Mahatma Gandhi never failed to [uphold] the principle of non-violence in his protests against British rule in India.
13. The new leader of the African nation has promised to [uphold] the principles of democracy as the country rebuilds after a long civil war.
14. Despite her difficult childhood, she always [upheld] a belief in the basic goodness of man.
15. A number of prominent citizens wrote an open letter to the President, criticizing him for failing to [uphold] the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution.
16. The International Whaling Association has passed a motion to [uphold] the worldwide ban on commercial whaling for an additional three years.
17. Theodore Roosevelt once stated that justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but in finding out the right and [upholding] it, wherever found, against the wrong.
18. Thomas Moore once remarked, "I would [uphold] the law if for no other reason but to protect myself."

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