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Voir dire jury selection ideas by Fairfax criminal lawyer

Voir dire -- French for "to speak the truth" -- is the phase for Virginia lawyers to ask questions of the potential jurors / venire members, to assist in seeking to strike potential jurors for cause, seeking to rehabilitate them from being stricken for...

Race based jury strikes addressed by Fairfax criminal lawyer

Race-based juror strikes by either party's lawyer is Constitutionally prohibited. Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986). As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know the importance for defense lawyers timely to raise well-Virginia Supreme Court justice is unconvinced by prosecutor's claim of race-neutral reason for...