The Decision-making Process

Redefining Rehearing: Previewing Appellate Decisions Online

Author
  • J. Thomas Sullivan

Abstract

Issuing preliminary opinions for public comment is similar to rehearings. The difference is that parties outside of the litigation are able to add commentary. Judges would then reevaluate the preliminary opinion, consider the submitted comments, and then issue a final opinion. Online access to judicial decisions could make this practice more efficient and effective than rehearings.

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Published on
30 Jun 2000