Tag Archives: Voir Dire

Jury Selection “Batson” Challenge (13-02)

QUESTION: You’re In The Middle Of Jury Selection When One Party Raises A “Batson” Challenge. What Three-Step Analysis Must You Follow To Properly Rule On The Challenge? Does “Batson” Prohibit Both Racial and Gender Discrimination?

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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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