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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. 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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FCC chairman Ajit Pai ( acknowledged the decision Monday , saying "it is not surprising" the court did not decide to rehear the case while also calling the decision important as it "makes clear that the FCC has the authority to classify broadband Internet access service as an information service."
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."
As a good number of the present members of the court were named by the AK Party, the ruling party has a high chance that its conviction will be lifted, should the Constitutional Court agree to rehear the case, as is expected.
The SPLC view: "Last spring, we predicted that the full Seventh Circuit would refuse to rehear this case.
At press time, the court had not decided whether to rehear the case.
On October 29, the full federal court of appeals denied a petition by EPA to rehear the May 14th decision on the agency's national ambient air quality standards for ozone and particulate matter.
It is not know if and when the court will decide to rehear the Air Contaminants Standard or to reexamine wood dust alone.
The Louisville abortion clinic is asking the Court to rehear the case en banc (before the entire bench) in a desperate attempt to undermine the Kentucky law, which passed with the support of more than 87 percent of state legislators.
LAHORE:The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday disposed of a petition seeking disqualification of MPA Masroor Nawaz Jhangvi, directing the election tribunal to rehear the election petition against him.
LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court on Wednesday directed an election tribunal to rehear a petition seeking disqualification of MPA Masroor Nawaz Jhangvi, son of defunct Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan's founder Haq Nawaz Jhangvi.
Instead, a panel indicated it will rehear the case, with oral arguments set for April 23.
But the Ohio Attorney General filed a motion to rehear the case and has an extra 14 days to prepare a challenge.