Rejection of a potential juror by either side in a case for no articulated reason; each side has a set limit.
A court may grant each side in a civil or criminal trial the right to exclude a certain number of potential jurors without giving a reason.
Opportunity during "voire dire" (jury selection) in which a party to a lawsuit may dismiss a member of the jury pool without cause.
A challenge, by either the defense attorney or the prosecuting attorney, of a potential juror that usually results in that person's disqualification from jury service and does not require a stated reason for why the challenge is made. The number of peremptory challenges is prescribed by statute. (Compare challenge for cause.)
Each party to a suit tried to a jury has the right to peremptorily "challenge" (reject) a certain number of prospective jurors without giving a reason. The number of peremptory challenges is fixed by law, according to the nature of the case.
The challenge which the prosecution or defense may use to reject a certain number of prospective jurors without assigning any cause.
The right of parties in criminal and civil cases to dismiss a prospective juror without giving any reason. The number of such challenges is limited by statute.
Procedure which parties in an action may use to reject prospective jurors without giving reason. Each side is allowed a limited number of such challenges.
a challenge in which the side exercising it does not have to give an excuse for the requested dismissal of a potential juror
a challenge made without specifying any particular reason
a legal right long recognized by the law as a means of giving both sides some choice in the selection of the jury
an objection to a juror for which no reason need be given, but upon which the court shall exclude such juror
an attorney's striking (excuse) of a person from a panel of prospective jurors during jury selection for a trial without stating any reason. Attorneys have the right to a certain number of peremptory challenges in each case. Peremptory challenges may be made for a variety of reasons, including hunches, but may not be based on race or gender grounds. Compare with challenge for cause.
During jury selection, an attorney's rejection of a prospective juror that requires no reason be given to the court. Each side has a limited number of these challenges.
The challenge a party may use to reject a certain number of prospective jurors without assigning any reason.
Procedure for rejecting prospective jurors without a reason. Each side is permitted a limited number of peremptory challenges.
An objection raised by a party to a law suit who rejects a person serving as a juror.
A peremptory challenge is an objection made to a prospective juror without giving a specific reason for the objection. A specified number of peremptory challenges are automatically accepted by the court and are an important part of the process of obtaining a fair and impartial jury.
An objection that an attorney might have to a prospective juror. The juror may be eliminated from the array without the attorney having to give a public reason for the objection. The number of such challenges is limited by law.
A means by which lawyers can exclude a limited number of prospective jurors without the judge's approval.
Process by which attoneys are entitled to challenge jurors approved so far.
An objection by either the defense or prosecuting attorney against a potential juror which usually results in the prospective juror being disqualified. The difference between a peremptory challenge and a challenge for cause is that the reason must be given by the attorney and considered by the judge in a challenge for cause. Each party in a case is allowed 13 peremptory challenges.
A challenge that may be used to reject a certain number of prospective jurors without giving a reason.
Request by a party that a judge not allow a certain prospective juror as a member of the jury. No reason or cause need be stated. (See challenge for cause.)
A request by an attorney for either side to disqualify a juror; the attorney does not have to give a reason for his request. The number of peremptory challenges varies depending on the kind of case. Attorneys are also allowed to request that a juror be dismissed for cause. In a challenge for cause the attorney argues that the juror would not be able carry out his/her duties for some reason specified by the attorney.
the exercise by one of the parties to a jury trial of the right to reject a prospective juror without giving any reason
(peh REMP teh ree) Challenge which may be used to reject a certain number of prospective jurors without giving reason. Compare challenge for cause.
The right of the parties to excuse a limited number of prospective jurors during voir dire without giving a reason.
A procedure used in jury selection that allows an attorney to reject a prospective juror without having to give a reason for the dismissal. Each side is allowed a limited number of peremptory challenges.
A challenge to a particular juror that requires no reason. Normally an attorney has a limited number of these challenges.
The right to challenge a juror without assigning a reason for the challenge. In most jurisdictions each party of an action, both civil and criminal, has a specified number of such challenges.
The right of a party to dismiss a prospective juror without citing a reason.
A motion to excuse a juror from serving on a jury without any reason given.
Exercise by one of the parties to a jury trial to reject a prospective juror without giving any reason for the challenge.
the right to excuse a juror without specifying a reason. Each side has a limited number of peremptory challenges, after which the attorney is required to furnish a reason.
Request by a party that a certain prospective juror not be allowed as a member of the jury. No reason or cause need be stated to support the request.
A motion to reject a juror for an unspecified race-neutral reason. May only be used a limited number of times.
the challenge which may be used to reject a certain number of prospective jurors without assigning any reason
A challenge requiring no stated reason by either the defense attorney or the prosecuting attorney toward a potential juror that usually results in that person's disqualification from jury service.
During jury selection, an opportunity for a party to a lawsuit to dismiss or excuse a potential juror without having to give a valid reason, as would be the case when a juror is challenged for cause. Depending on court rules, each party typically gets to make from five to 15 peremptory challenges. Although parties may generally use their peremptory challenges as they see fit, the U.S. Constitution has been interpreted to prohibit their use to eliminate all jurors of a particular race or gender from a jury.
Peremptory challenge usually refers to a right in jury selection for the defense and prosecution to reject a certain number of potential jurors who appear to have an unfavourable bias without having to give any reason. Other potential jurors may be challenged for cause, i.e. by giving a reason why they might be unable to reach a fair verdict.