peremptory challenge

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peremp′tory chal′lenge

a formal objection to a prospective juror that does not require a cause to be shown.
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1) This study goes behind the outcomes of peremptory strike decisions documented in our earlier work to examine the process that produces those decisions.
First, the moving party must establish that a peremptory strike was based on purposeful discrimination.
2012) ("The party exercising a peremptory strike typically does not have to explain its rationale for the strike, unless the strike is challenged under Batson.
Moreover, the rule that Yulee envisions could create a perverse incentive for litigants to make campaign contributions to judges solely as a means to trigger their later recusal--a form of peremptory strike against a judge that would enable transparent forum shopping.
This would be a helpful tool when deciding whether a juror is worth a valuable peremptory strike.
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.
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.
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.
246) Crucial to this determination is the "persuasiveness of the prosecutor's justification for his peremptory strike.
In this note, I will not trace the history of the peremptory strike or the Supreme Court's road to J.