peremptory challenge

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peremp′tory chal′lenge


n.
Law.
a formal objection to a prospective juror that does not require a cause to be shown.
[1520–30]
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Kentucky (7) to limit the problems of peremptory challenges by constraining parties' ability to strike jurors because of their race, (8) Batson's rule is decried as "almost surely a failure" (9) and an "enforcement nightmare.
13) Litigants, practically limited to basic identifying data, choose jurors informed by the rough proxies of race, ethnicity, or gender, resulting in the discriminatory use of peremptory challenges.
A recent Ninth Circuit decision, prohibiting peremptory challenges on the basis of sexual orientation, reveals the continuing evolution of the Batson doctrine.
The Supreme Court faced an important ideological choice when it banned the racial use of peremptory challenges in Batson v.
Each side has 18 peremptory challenges, which allows them to exclude a juror for any reason.
Armed with this information, jury consultants can guide lawyers in executing well-placed peremptory challenges and possibly uncovering more for cause challenges.
While there may be sound policy reasons to ensure a party's ability to help select the jury of his or her preference through the use of peremptory challenges, the record on appeal will never show an impairment of one's constitutional right to an impartial jury resulting from the erroneous grant of the Batson objection denying the use of the peremptory strike.
that jurors be identified by number only in both criminal and civil trials this accords with the preference of the majority of jurors; that peremptory challenges be retained in criminal and civil trials and that the number of these challenges be reduced from six to three in criminal trials (and equivalently for Crown stand asides) and from three to two in civil trials; and the repeal of section 48 of the Juries Act, which provides for balloting off jurors in criminal trials in excess of 12 jurors, and in civil trials in excess of six jurors, prior to the jury retiring to consider its verdict.
The convicts are involved in killing and explosions that targeted Iraqi nationals and have all been convicted according to the fourth article of the anti-terrorism law," the ministry said in a statement All peremptory challenges have been exhausted as the Iraqi president has signed their execution verdicts.
The Court of Appeals af-firmed the judgment of the trial court, holding that Kerry could not prove she was harmed by the trial court's refusal to strike four allegedly biased jurors because she did not show that she had been forced to exhaust her peremptory challenges to eliminate these jurors.
Other topics include what judges and lawyers need to know about modern jury selection methods, peremptory challenges, challenges for cause, and an update on the case law of jury selection.