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short cause         
n. a lawsuit which is estimated by the parties (usually their attorneys) and the trial setting judge to take no more than one day. Thus, a short cause may be called on the "short cause" calendar and get priority on the calendar since it can be fitted into the court's schedule and will not tie up a courtroom for a long period. Short causes may be treated differently from "long cause" cases, such as not requiring a settlement conference or having the cases tried by "pro tem" judges. However, if a supposed "short cause" lasts beyond one day the judge is authorized to declare a mistrial and the case will be reset later as a "long cause."
Short cause         
If the parties to a legal case anticipate that it will not take up a significant amount of time, they may apply for the court to designate it as a short cause. Cases on the "short cause" calendar will get priority since they will not tie up a courtroom for a long time.
cause celebre         
ISSUE OR INCIDENT WHICH INCITES WIDESPREAD CONTROVERSY AND PUBLIC DEBATE
Cause celebre; Famous cases; Causes celebres; Cause Celebre; Causes célèbres; Cause celèbre; Cause Célèbre; Cause célébre
also cause celebre (causes celebres)
A cause celebre is an issue, person, or criminal trial that has attracted a lot of public attention and discussion. (FORMAL)
The Kravchenko trial became a cause celebre in Paris and internationally.
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Short cause
If the parties to a legal case anticipate that it will not take up a significant amount of time, they may apply for the court to designate it as a short cause. Cases on the "short cause" calendar will get priority since they will not tie up a courtroom for a long time.
Pronunciation examples for short cause
1. at least my creative process, because you need breaks in the day that are short, 'cause
Moneyball _ Jonah Hill _ Talks at Google
2. And I was wanting to direct a short, 'cause I'm trying to finagle my way out of editing,
Good News, Oklahoma! _ Doug Hannah _ Talks at Google