Striking and challenging jurors

Published On: Jun 12 2013 03:53:42 PM EDT
Updated On: Jun 12 2013 04:38:39 PM EDT

In the coming days, lawyers will move to strike jurors, narrowing down the current pool to 10: six jurors and four alternates. Attorney Luis Calderone explains how that works.

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In the coming days, lawyers will move to strike jurors, narrowing down the current pool to 10: six jurors and four alternates. Attorney Luis Calderone explains how that works below.

FAQ Regarding Jury Selection

Q. How many challenges does each side have in jury selection?

A. Because this charge is punishable by life in prison, each side will have 10 peremptory challenges and unlimited challenges for cause. Challenges are also commonly referred to as strikes.

What is a "peremptory challenge" and what does it mean to strike a juror for "cause"? Calderone explains in the video above.

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