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luigirovatti's avatar

Is it possible for a judge to prevent the selection a juror, in the juror pool, which the prosecution and the defense agree with?

Asked by luigirovatti (1395points) 1 month ago

And if yes, in what cases, or on what grounds?

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elbanditoroso's avatar

Yes, but very uncommon. It assumes that the judge has some sort of information that would be disqualifying.

But again, highly unlikely.

JLeslie's avatar

As far as I know yes the judge can. I agree with the jelly above me. The Judge can also dismiss a juror during the trial and an alternate will wind up voting on guilt or no guilt. Not all juries have alternates, it depends on the trial.

LadyMarissa's avatar

‘I’ve never heard of it happening during the selection process, but I can see it possibly occurring. Most likely it would happen IF the judge received some pertinent info on a specific juror. I’d think that the judge would share that info with the attorneys involved to give them the opportunity to remove the specific juror & not just take it upon themselves to do so.

Now, during the course of the trial, the judge has the obligation to remove any juror who fails to uphold the duties of service. Even in this situation, “I’d think that the judge would keep th lawyers in the loop before just dismissing a juror willy nilly.

stanleybmanly's avatar

You want an example? Suppose a juror shows up who unbeknown to either the prosecution or defense is a relative of the judge, or perhaps the judge’s landlord? In such a case however, the judge would probably eliminate such a juror before the attorneys were allowed any choice in the matter. Or say the judge knows personally that the potential juror has a financial interest in the outcome of the trial.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

I know three of the local District Court Judges, I think I’d be sent home if I showed up in front of any of them.

Dutchess_III's avatar

May I ask what has prompted the spate of court proceeding questions?

luigirovatti's avatar

@Dutchess_III: You know, since we were on the subject, and, you know what they say, better ask them before you forget them, right?

Dutchess_III's avatar

Are you planning to go to court soon and have a jury trial?

luigirovatti's avatar

@Dutchess_III: Who knows who and when one might be in prison these days, right? Trump, extremism, globalisation and all. For every major and minor misdeed we are held accountable. It’s enough one slip, then it’s over.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Are you living a life of self imposed isolation?

elbanditoroso's avatar

Watching too much Perry Mason?

stanleybmanly's avatar

There are so many meaningful things on which to train your intellect. For example, what are your thoughts regarding the prospects around the pump industry in the age of global warming, as flooding becomes more commonplace than rain itself?

luigirovatti's avatar

@stanleybmanly: WIth what money they’d buy more industrial pumps? From our taxes. As should be. Profit comes with the increase of occupation, though.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Pumping flood water wouldn’t work!

What I want to see invented is a camping filter pump so you can pump water right out of the lake and it goes through a purification process so you can drink it, so you don’t have to haul water around.

flo's avatar

Why can’t the judge decide that? If he sees something that the procecuter and the defence lawyer don’t seem to see, why not?

LadyMarissa's avatar

Here, before each trial, they come into th jury pool room to announce who the judge will be as well as who the lawyers & defendant are going to be. Then they ask specifically IF you know any of the parties involved. IF you respond yes, you are excused from that particular session.

Once the jurors file into the courtroom, the judge explains the charges & once again he asks IF there is any reason you can’t be fair or partial during the course of the trial Those with a valid reason are excused from that particular session. Even IF you failed to get yourself excused, the judge would pull you from the jury pool before the attorneys begin selecting from the pool.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Jurors are hard to pick. Ideally, we’d have them all impartial, but with social media, that’s near impossible.

I don’t think jurors, or judges, should have the right to determine a person’s innocence/guilt. But that’s for a different thread…

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@MrGrimm888 DON“T VOTE or make opinions about government !

MrGrimm888's avatar

Wrong. I it’s my constitutional right, to do either. Take your concerns up, with the government.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Don’t VOTE because Bozo the clown is your hero but you won’t admit it !

Trump is your HERO !! @MrGrimm888 Don’t Vote !!!!!

MrGrimm888's avatar

^This type of harassment, is time that could be better spent on another site or in other scenarios. Yet. You waste it on me. That’s pretty foolish, as time, is the world’s most valuable commodity. You will NEVER change my mind. But please, by all means, waste your time….

Dutchess_III's avatar

—-procecuter- and the defence…..prosecuter and the defense @flo

@MrGrimm888 It’s no secret that most of us are pretty disgusted with the idea that taking the high road = not voting. That’s one of the reasons trump is in office today, because of people like you taking the “high road.” We all call bullshit. You may as well tell us all that you voted for trump. We’d probably have more respect for you at least taking a stand.

luigirovatti's avatar

@Dutchess_III: Not to meddle in, but I am a bit confused. Are you saying that, with the amount of extremism flooding the world, the majority of Americans wouldn’t have voted for Trump? Take, for example, the Chilean protests. I, for one, think those who’d rallied themselves together, and voted as one for Trump, would constitute the minority, no offence, of course.

luigirovatti's avatar

I meant, voted as one for the Democrats.

MrGrimm888's avatar

It’s a shame that being honest, gets someone punished. Oh well.
I’m not sure why I’m being judged now. I have been open about not voting, since I have been a member of Fluther.

Dutch. I am taking a stand. It’s a stand, that you don’t like. Duly noted….

Dutchess_III's avatar

@luigirovatti, no I meant you can’t pump out flood water! Where do you pump it too? Back into the river that’s flooding?
Flooding has nothing to do with trump.

flo's avatar

“to” not “too”

Dutchess_III's avatar

I stand corrected. I think…..

JLeslie's avatar

Water is pumped out from beneath the streets of NYC almost daily. It might be daily for all I know. The Netherlands have been controlling flooding for years. Not perfectly, but they are way ahead of many countries. I understand your point, If everything is saturated there is nowhere to put the water, but that’s not always the case. Flooding can happen just from bad landscape architecture and construction.

It is to not too. @flo is correct.

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