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peremptory

urgent; imperative; unchallenged; ending debate


Usage

Defense lawyers for Joshua Komisarjevsky, the second Cheshire home invasion defendant, are close to running out of peremptory challenges, something that could be a disadvantage for sparing their client from receiving the death penalty. ...

Both sides also used peremptory challenges to dismiss jurors they thought might side against them during jury deliberations. That means the defense has used 34 challenges and prosecutors have used 29 challenges. Each side gets a maximum of 40 ...

The source said state prosecutors used one more peremptory challenge, bringing their total used up to 33. The defense has used 36 challenges so far. Each side gets 40 peremptory challenges to use during jury selection to excuse jurors without stating a ...

My question is how many peremptory challenges can the defense and prosecution make in selecting this jury? -- Tim, Sheffield, UK Under Florida law, each side is entitled to 10 peremptory challenges if the possible penalty is either life in prison or ...

Also on Thursday, Komisarjevsky's defense lawyers used his 26th peremptory challenge to excuse a juror. Prosecutors, who did not use a challenge on Thursday, have so far used 20 of them. Each side gets 40 peremptory challenges, which they may use to ...


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