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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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In the dissent, the five judges said the entire appeals court should rehear the case and questioned whether they should tolerate "letting courts examine the reasoning behind a religious practice or belief and decide what is core and what is derivative.
The four judges who disagreed with granting Robbins a new trial in 2014 - Presiding Judge Sharon Keller and Judges Lawrence Meyers, Michael Keasler and Barbara Hervey - were part of the core that voted in 2015 to rehear the matter at the prosecutor's request.
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Fisher's legal team requested that the 5th Circuit rehear the case en banc, which means with the entire court present as opposed to a three-judge panel.
Since the filing of such motions is abused, counsel have been continuously urged to "carefully and seriously consider the necessity or desirability of asking the court to rehear a case.