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rehearing

n. conducting a hearing again based on the motion of one of the parties to a lawsuit, petition or criminal prosecution, usually by the court or agency which originally heard the matter. Rehearings are usually requested due to newly-discovered evidence, an unfortunate and possibly unintended result of the original order, a change of circumstance or a simple claim that the judge or agency was just wrong.

rehearing

noun new hearing, reassessment, reinquiry, retrial
See also: appeal

REHEARING. A second consideration which the court gives to a cause, on a second argument.
     2. A rehearing takes place principally when the court has doubts on the subject to be decided; but it cannot be granted by the supreme court after the cause has been remitted to the court below to carry into effect the decree of the supreme court. 7 Wheat. 58.

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Proskauer prepared the petition asking the Ninth Circuit to rehear the case en banc, and when the petition was granted, argued the case before the Circuit.
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WASHINGTON -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which specializes in constitutional law, said today a federal appeals court has the power to reinstate Terri Schiavo's feeding tube and is pleased that the court has agreed to consider a request to rehear a decision last week that rejected a request to order food and hydration restored to Terri Schiavo.