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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Hogan's failure to disclose the Seagate suit raises issues of bias that Samsung should have been allowed to explore in questioning," it said, adding that this would have triggered a motion to strike him from the list of jurors, either for cause or as a peremptory strike.
CASE FACTS: The defendants in this medical malpractice case sought review of two rulings concerning admission of evidence, a ruling denying a peremptory strike during jury selection, and an order allowing attorneys' fees based upon unaccepted proposals for settlement.
28) In doing so, Hayes argued, the judge effectively shifted the burden to the defense to prove that its reasons were not discriminatory; this was in contravention of Purkett, which makes clear that Step Two simply requires a party exercising the peremptory strike to come forward with a race-neutral explanation.
In 2005, the President rejected the CAAF's reasoning and modified RCM 912(f)(4) to eliminate the accused's right to appellate review of a denied challenge for cause if a peremptory strike is used by either party on the challenged member.
The Third Circuit found no need to address whether a peremptory strike based on religions affiliation would be unconstitutional because the strikes at issue were properly based on religious activities.
To preserve error in connection with jury selection, a litigant must challenge the subject juror for cause, exhaust all peremptory strikes, and then request an additional peremptory strike.
The jury consultant's actual power is made possible by a lawyer's right to excuse a limited number of potential jurors without explanation--what is called a peremptory strike.
164) Sommers and Norton asked participants (165) to assume the role of a prosecutor exercising her final peremptory strike and choose between two prospective jurors whose profiles--which included familiarity with police misconduct for one, skepticism about statistical evidence for the other--were designed to be equally unattractive to the prosecution.
A third alternative would give a party a one-time peremptory strike of a judge, to be used fairly early in the case, and thereafter setting a high standard for recusing a judge.
246) Crucial to this determination is the "persuasiveness of the prosecutor's justification for his peremptory strike.