Monthly Archives: February 2011

CRIMINAL VOIR DIRE QUESTIONS ASKED BY THE COURT (11-04)

THE MN SUPREME COURT TASK FORCE ON JURY SELECTION HAS RECOMMENDED THAT JUDGES BE MORE PROACTIVE IN ASKING INITIAL QUESTIONS TO THE JURY PANEL DURING JURY SELECTION. THIS UPDATE CONTAINS A SAMPLE VERBATIM SCRIPT, INCLUDING A LIST OF JUDICIAL VOIR DIRE QUESTIONS, THAT NEW JUDGES CAN FOLLOW WHEN COMMENCING THE JURY SELECTION PROCESS.

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JUDICIAL GUIDELINES FOR VOIR DIRE (11-03)

IN 2001 THE MN SUPREME COURT TASK FORCE ON JURY SELECTION RECOMMENDED THAT JUDGES EXERCISE MORE CONTROL OVER THE JURY SELECTION PROCESS TO ENSURE THAT IT IS PROPERLY CONDUCTED, AND SHOULD INTERVENE SUA SPONTE WHEN APPROPRIATE.

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