The challenge, supported by a particular reason, which disqualifies a potential juror from serving on a trial jury.
The objection to the inclusion of a person on a jury for a stated reason. Attorneys can make this challenge as necessary during voir dire.
Ask that a potential juror be rejected if it is revealed that for some reason he or she is unable or unwilling to set aside preconceptions and pay attention only to the evidence.
A request from a party to a judge that a certain prospective juror not be allowed to be a member of a jury because of specified causes or reasons. (Also, see peremptory challenge.)
A request that the judge dismiss a potential juror from serving on a trial jury for some specific reason.
An objection to the qualifications of a juror for which a reason is given; usually on grounds of personal acquaintance with one of the parties or the existence of a bias which may affect the verdict.
a challenge for some particular reason, such as bias or prejudice due to familiarity with one of the parties
an objection made to a juror, alleging some fact which by law disqualifies him to serve as juror in the case or in any case, or which in the opinion of the court, renders him an unfit person to sit on the jury
an objection to a particular juror and shall be heard and determined by the court
a lawyer's attempt to prevent a prospective juror from sitting on a jury because, in the lawyer's view, the juror's answers to voir dire questions suggest that he or she cannot approach the case impartially. If the judge agrees with the lawyer, the judge will then strike (excuse) the prospective juror for cause. Compare with peremptory challenge.
Potential jurors can be dismissed from the jury pool on the basis of any obvious bias, such as being a law enforcement officer or an officer of the court. There is usually no limit to the number of jurors who can be challenged for cause.
A challenge for cause is an objection made by a party to a juror that automatically disqualifies the juror from serving as a juror in that case, or which in the opinion of the court renders the juror unfit to sit on the jury. Upon such challenge the examination is not confined to the answers of the juror, but other evidence may be heard for or against the challenge.
Reasons given by an attorney for objections to a potential juror and the request that the judge disqualify and remove the person from the jury.
A request by a party that the court excuse a specific juror on the basis that the juror is biased.
Excusing a juror from a trial for a stated, specific reason, such as the juror knows the parties or witnesses in a case. Each side has an unlimited number of challenges for cause.
objection to seating of a particular juror for a stated reason, usually bias or prejudice for or against one party in the lawsuit. Judge has discretion to deny challenge. Also known as challenge to the poll.
a challenge based on a legally specified reason
When the defence objects to a juror and says why it objects.
When, during the selection of a jury, an individual juror is excused or discharged by the judge for a reason required or permitted by law. For example, the juror may be a friend or relative of one of the parties to the case, or may be employed by a business that is part of the case.
Objection to the seating of a particular juror for a stated reason. The judge has the discretion to deny the challenge.
A motion to excuse a juror from serving on a jury because he or she could not be fair or for some other reason allowed by law.
Reasons given by an attorney to support a request that a potential juror or judge be removed from service on a particular case.
Removing a juror because he or she is biased, has prior knowledge about a case, or otherwise is unable to render a fair and impartial judgment in a case.
A party's request that the judge dismiss a potential juror from serving on a trial jury by providing a valid legal reason why he shouldn't serve. Potential bias is a common reason potential jurors are challenged for cause -- for example, the potential juror is a relative of a party or one of the lawyers, or admits to a prejudice against one party's race or religion. Judges can also dismiss a potential juror for cause. There is no limit on the number of successful challenges for cause. Compare peremptory challenges.