challenge for cause


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  • challenge for cause — see challenge Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. challenge for cause …   Law dictionary

  • challenge for cause — An objection to a juror, made on voir dire for cause stated, that is, pointing out the ground upon which the juror is disqualified. See challenge for principal cause; challenge to the favor …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • challenge for cause — noun Law a challenge (def. 4c) made where it can be shown that the juror would show bias in determining guilt or innocence. Compare peremptory challenge …   Australian English dictionary

  • for cause — For legal cause, e.g. the challenge of a juror on voir dire for want of the qualifications prescribed by law, 31 Am J Rev ed Jur § 147, or the removal of a public officer upon a ground of removal provided by constitution or statute. State ex rel …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • challenge for principal cause — An objection lodged against a juror on voir dire on the ground of an absolute disqualification, such as consanguinity or relationship within the prohibited degree, leaving nothing to the discretion of the court in reference to the determination… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • pass for cause — To let a juror go unchallenged for cause, leaving open the opportunity for peremptory challenge …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • challenge — chal·lenge 1 vt chal·lenged, chal·leng·ing 1: to dispute esp. as being invalid or unjust counsel challenged this interpretation 2: to question formally (as by a suit or motion) the legality or legal qualifications of challenge the regulations;… …   Law dictionary

  • cause — 1 n 1: something that brings about an effect or result the negligent act which was the cause of the plaintiff s injury ◇ The cause of an injury must be proven in both tort and criminal cases. actual cause: cause in fact in this entry but–for… …   Law dictionary

  • challenge — To object or except to; to prefer objections to a person, right, or instrument; to question formerly the legality or legal qualifications of; to invite into competition; to formally call into question the capability of a person for a particular… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Challenge to juror — An objection to a juror made on voir dire. See challenge for cause; peremptory challenge …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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