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voir dire

(vwar dēr) [Fr. voir dire, to say the truth]
A preliminary interview of a prospective juror to determine his or her impartiality or suitability for jury service or as a case witness.
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Don't waste your group oral voir dire time doing information gathering.
Surely we could find 3 or 4 million prospective jurors to fill those 1.5 million seats through a purely voluntary system if we raised standard juror pay to, say, $100 a day, reduced the time allotted to voir dire, and offered those who do show up to court a much higher chance of actually sitting on a jury after adjusting their schedules to prepare for that possibility.
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Yet, history has shown that jurors are often not wholly honest and forthcoming when answering questions during voir dire, despite being under oath.
Voir dire is a process of jury de-selection designed to eliminate those individuals who have some inherent characteristic that blocks them from considering the facts necessary to appreciate your story.
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Additionally, get a transcript of a previous voir dire conducted by opposing counsel.
As the most important mechanism for ensuring a jury's impartiality, voir dire enables the parties to probe potential jurors from the jury pool (also known as a venire) for prejudices and unconscious biases.
Jurors are much less likely to reveal their biases in public, Joye said, which is the real purpose of voir dire, French for "to see to speak" or "to speak the truth."
Criminal procedure -- Voir dire -- Batson challenge
"Our jurisprudence regarding how to assess beliefs or opinions expressed by prospective jurors during voir dire has been less than clear.
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