peremptory challenge


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peremptory challenge

A challenge to remove a juror from a prospective jury without cause.
See also: challenge
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The peremptory challenge, the Supreme Court has observed, is
Nevertheless, comparative analysis has proved useful in assessing the reliability of trial court decisions accepting prosecutors' explanations for peremptory challenges that exclude minority jurors from capital juries, even in the wake of the Court's retreat in Purkett.
prison get twenty peremptory challenges, which is double the usual
154) Several European countries, including Belgium, Malta, Spain, and Switzerland, do permit parties to challenge jurors without cause, affording each side the same number of peremptory challenges, which ranges from two to six challenges per side.
13) In its most basic formulation, Batson forbids prosecutors from exercising peremptory challenges to strike prospective jurors on account of their race.
In 1978, Hans Zeisel and Shari Seidman Diamond studied the use of peremptory challenges in a Chicago federal district court.
It certainly wouldn't help me to make more intelligent peremptory challenges.
Clearer definitions of "race-neutral" reasons for peremptory challenges could help, Greiman said.
The legislature apparently reasoned that failure to exercise an available peremptory challenge after an unsuccessful challenge for cause reflected the opinion of defense counsel that the venireperson's presence on the jury would not be prejudicial.
Lawyers will ask a juror to stand aside simply because they have a gut reaction about a juror; there are no questions asked in the peremptory challenges or stand asides).
Recently, the Fourth District Court of Appeal sent back to a trial judge a case in which a Riverside deputy district attorney exercised his peremptory challenges in such a questionable manner that the trial court is being asked to assess the validity of how this prosecutor used his challenges.
While no reasons need be given for peremptory challenges, lawyers are prohibited from seeking to exclude a potential juror because he or she is a member of a discrete group.