“Dead-docketing has been characterized as a procedural device by which ‘the prosecution is postponed indefinitely but may be reinstated at any time at the pleasure of the court.”’ “‘Placing a case upon the dead docket certainly constitutes neither a dismissal nor a termination of the prosecution in the accused’s favor. A case is still pending which can be called for trial at the judge's pleasure, or upon which the accused can make a demand for trial.”’
Wilkes, Donald E. Jr., "Dead Docketing Criminal Cases in Georgia" (2003). Popular Media. 101.