re·​hear·​ing | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈhir-iŋ How to pronounce rehearing (audio) \

Definition of rehearing

: a second or new hearing by the same tribunal

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Last November California’s high court ruled that the compulsory contract did not violate Mr. Gerawan’s due process rights, though the Supreme Court is considering a petition for a rehearing next week. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Grapes of Union Wrath," 21 Sep. 2018 Six judges voted to deny the industry's petition for a rehearing, while Kavanaugh was among two dissenting judges. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Trump’s Supreme Court pick: ISPs have 1st Amendment right to block websites," 10 July 2018 CareFusion was granted a rehearing by the full 7th Circuit, and all 12 judges sat for oral arguments earlier this month. Alexia Elejalde-ruiz, The Seattle Times, "Overqualified? Or too old? Age-discrimination case takes aim at biased recruiting practices," 8 Oct. 2018 The court later denied a request for a rehearing before 11 of the court's judges. John Sowell, idahostatesman, "Four years after their convictions, these 4 Meridian business execs are headed to prison," 6 July 2018 Robert Marus, a spokesman for D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine, said the developer could request a rehearing from the Court of Appeals, or could opt to return to the zoning commission for a reconsideration of the project. Fenit Nirappil, Washington Post, "Court delivers blow to D.C.’s plan to redevelop Barry Farm public housing complex," 26 Apr. 2018 If it is denied a rehearing, Patterson said the commission would seek the city attorney’s advice on what to do next. Dominic Fracassa, San Francisco Chronicle, "SF’s Board of Appeals says Civic Center statue many see as offensive stays put," 19 Apr. 2018 Pruitt appealed her conviction to the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, but the court affirmed the conviction and then denied her application for a rehearing. Greg Hanlon,, "Alabama Teacher Told Student She Wanted to Take His Virginity, Reports to Jail," 2 July 2018 Maryland’s action also comes as residents in Northwest Washington await word on whether their request for a rehearing by a full panel of the same court will be granted. Lori Aratani, Washington Post, "Maryland challenges the FAA over flight paths at National and BWI airports," 28 June 2018

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circa 1626, in the meaning defined above

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re·​hear·​ing | \ ˌrē-ˈhir-iŋ\

Legal Definition of rehearing

: a reconsideration of a cause (as an appeal) after final decision or dismissal usually by the same tribunal that is usually granted due to some error in the original hearing and that may encompass new matters (as evidence or issues)

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