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Hastings International and Comparative Law Review

Authors

Amy Wilson

Abstract

Lawyers use peremptory challenges to create partial juries. United States Supreme Court precedent has shown the Court's willingness to limit some blatantly discriminatory uses of the right to peremptory challenges. However, the use of peremptory challenges in jury voir dire is inherently discriminatory. Merely limiting the use of peremptory challenges is not sufficient. This note discusses how jury selection is treated in the United Kingdom. The analysis is specifically focused on the abolition of peremptory challenges in the United Kingdom and uses the experience there to argue for an abolition of their use in the United States as well.

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