peremptory challenge

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peremptory challenge

A challenge to remove a juror from a prospective jury without cause.
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The only difference between Scenario 4 and 6 is that in the former the defendant ends up exhausting all peremptory challenges and in the latter he or she does not.
amendments to the Constitution than give up peremptory challenges.
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.
prosecutor who used peremptory challenges impermissibly, since no
at 89 ("Although a prosecutor ordinarily is entitled to exercise permitted peremptory challenges for any reason at all .
1996) (In addition to empanelling impartial members, voir dire "is used by counsel as a means of developing a rapport with members, indoctrinating them to the facts and the law, and determining how to exercise peremptory challenges and challenges for cause.
90) Peremptory challenges are not mandated by the Constitution, but they are deeply entrenched as one means to secure the defendant's Sixth Amendment right to a fair and impartial jury.
For example, the jury pool and the petit jury selection processes proceed in much the same fashion in both federal civil and criminal trials, with the only significant difference being the number of peremptory challenges afforded to each party following voir dire.
The holding relied on precedent that peremptory challenges are not constitutionally mandated (5) and are not necessary for a fair trial.
The Appellate Court of Connecticut reversed the judgment and remanded the case to the trial court for a new trial, having concluded that the court abused its discretion in awarding the plaintiff peremptory challenges not authorized by Connecticut law.
Voir dire should be sufficient to disclose grounds for challenges for cause and to facilitate intelligent exercise of peremptory challenges.