They wouldn’t both be applied to the same element. `li:before` would be on the list item, `ul` would be on the unordered list. So if you select the unordered list, you ought to be able to see that styling. Is that your problem?
>Force of habit with me (even when I shouldn’t)…too many clever tricks with pseudo-elements & borders. :)
Ah, gotcha. Totally understand — I’m used to working with our organization’s 7,000+ line stylesheet, and there are way too many instances of positioning and z-index fixes, so basically any layout change requires some creative thinking.