One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A defendant's or lawyer's objection to a proposed juror, made without needing to give a reason.
- ‘There is no limit as to how many jurors can be removed under this cause, but peremptory challenges has a definite number that a lawyer may use.’
- ‘The few retirees from upper income brackets could be bounced from the panel with peremptory challenges by the plaintiff's attorney.’
- ‘Other than the preliminary vetting by the trial judge, there is a challenge for cause, peremptory challenges and the oath of the juror.’
- ‘As everyone knows, peremptory challenges are frequently used to eliminate people of a particular gender or a particular age group or a particular apparent professional status.’
- ‘When an attorney exercises peremptory challenges, she uses her discretion to reject potential jurors who are not, objectively speaking, objectionable.’
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