Civil Procedure II

Jury Selection

Voir dire, Latin for "to speak the truth", is the process of selecting a jury.

The court may permit the parties to ask questions of potential jurors or it may do it itself.

Challenge for Cause

A challenge for cause is a challenge to a potential juror on the ground that he is not impartial.

Peremptory Challenge

A peremptory challenge is a challenge to a potential juror for any reason provided by 28 U.S.C. § 1870.

Each party gets a maximum of three peremptory challenges.

Peremptory challenges cannot be based on race or gender.

Rule 47.