re·​hear | \(ˌ)rē-ˈhir \
reheard\(ˌ)rē-​ˈhərd \; rehearing\(ˌ)rē-​ˈhir-​iŋ \

Definition of rehear 

transitive verb

: to hear again or anew especially judicially

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Some of the cases that must be reheard are fairly formulaic—involving, for example, public companies that have ceased to make public securities filings with the SEC and have therefore had their securities deregistered. Gabriel T. Rubin, WSJ, "SEC to Rehear Dozens of Cases That Went Before In-House Judges," 23 Aug. 2018 Kavanaugh’s support of NSA surveillance In November 2015, Kavanaugh was part of a unanimous decision when the DC Circuit denied a petition to rehear a challenge to the NSA's bulk collection of telephone metadata. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Trump’s Supreme Court pick: ISPs have 1st Amendment right to block websites," 10 July 2018 An appeals court panel rejected their argument, and the full appeals court decided not to rehear it — over Judge Kavanaugh’s objections. Charlie Savage, New York Times, "Brett Kavanaugh on the Issues: Abortion, Guns, Climate and More," 10 July 2018 The following year, Kavanaugh cited that case in a dissent from his court's refusal to rehear a challenge to the government mandate from a religious non-profit group. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, "Will Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh deliver the change conservatives crave?," 10 July 2018 The Site Evaluation Committee unanimously voted to deny a request by Eversource to rehear the $1.6 billion, 192-mile Northern Pass transmission line project., "N.H. panel upholds denial of Northern Pass project," 25 May 2018 Last month, Guatemala’s Constitutional Court ruled that one of the country’s high impact criminal courts will rehear their case. Rachel Schwartz, Washington Post, "Is Russia meddling in Guatemala’s anti-corruption commission? The real story might surprise you.," 9 May 2018 But as a new MLB panel prepares to rehear the case, there have been whispers around town about the possibility of the Orioles leaving Baltimore one day. Peter Schmuck,, "Schmuck: Some are whispering about Orioles' future in Baltimore, but would they ever leave?," 23 June 2018 The opponents showed up because several groups filed a petition to demand the council rehear the case that ended with council's 6-1 approval of the plant. Kevin Litten,, "Entergy power plant opponents file lawsuit challenging legality of meeting," 20 Apr. 2018

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1675, in the meaning defined above

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re·​hear | \ˌrē-ˈhir \
reheard\-​ˈhərd \; rehearing

Legal Definition of rehear 

: to consider again or anew after decision or dismissal in the same or another forum : hold an additional hearing about would defer to an arbitrator's decision without rehearing the matter— M. A. Kelly

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