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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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Abby Fisher and her family are disappointed with the court's denials for a rehearing, but remember that they have been in this posture before.
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As we will see, there are few if any strictly legal limits on the Supreme Court's power to grant rehearing, even when it comes to very tardy petitions for rehearing that reopen years-old cases.
Moving for a stay of the mandate after its petition for rehearing was denied, CSX argued that it had satisfied that prong because the court of appeals had decided an important federal question in a way that conflicted with a decision by a state supreme court, as Supreme Court Rule 10(a) permits.
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3) [begin strikethrough] Formal Order on[end strikethrough] Disposition of Motion for Rehearing En Banc.
Last week, the United States District Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied Minka's petition for rehearing and rehearing en banc.
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