Jury Selection Voir Dire Assignment.docx - Understanding Jury Selection Directions After reading the handout “Jury Selection – Voir Dire,” answer

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Understanding Jury Selection Directions: After reading the handout “Jury Selection – Voir Dire,” answer the following questions based on the information from the reading. There will be a quiz over this information next block! 1. What is the age range for potential jurors in most states? 18-70 2. What are the three requirements all jurors most meet? Age, literate, can’t have a felony conviction 3. Most states derive juror lists from what three sources? Tax lists, lists from dmv, list of registered voters 4. What is the minimum number of jurors that must be selected for a case? 6 5. Give one example of why a juror might be excused from serving on a jury. Give one example of why a juror would not be excused. Excused; have to take care of a seriously ill family member Not excused: sporting event 6. In a criminal case, which side questions jurors first? defense 7. Can lawyers ask potential jurors personal questions?
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Unformatted text preview: yes 8. What types of questions can jurors be asked? Personal life, relationship to any parties involved, previous knowledge of the case, any aversion to the type of case being tried 9. What does challenge for cause mean? What types of examples were given for “challenge for cause?”-a request to the judge that a juror be removed for a specific reason that must show that the juror can't be impartial in the case.-Prior relationship between the juror and one of the parties 10. Who makes the final decision when a lawyer uses a challenge for cause on a potential juror? judge 11. Can the opposing side object to a preemptory challenge? no 12. After the selection of the jury, what is the next step in the trial? Swear the jury in 13. What does “Voir Dire” mean?-it’s the preliminary examination...
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