LRC Reports

Peremptory Challenges in Civil Jury Trials (1983)

In civil actions a litigant has a limited right to exclude a person, without giving reasons, from sitting on the jury that will hear the matter. This right is referred to as a peremptory challenge. This project examines some of the procedural problems that have arisen concerning peremptory challenges.

Keywords: peremptory; challenge; civil; jury; trial; procedure; allocation;
bias; selection; juror; Jury Act; criminal code; third party; judicial
discretion

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