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    Member (Jury) Selection in General Courts Martial

    Posted by Gale Burns on Mon, Sep 9, 2013 @ 16:09 PM

    September 9, 2013

    Jeffrey T. Frederick, Ph.D.

    I was recently asked by the American Society of Trial Consultants (ASTC) to guest post on their
    "Deliberations" blog and here is the result.

    IN A WORLD . . .

    where the convening authority selects the entire pool of potential panel members . . .

    where the defense and prosecution each have potentially only one peremptory challenge, even in a death penalty case . . .

    where challenges for cause are the only realistic method for removing potentially biased members . . .

    No this is not the recent movie by the same name, IN A WORLD . . . , that opened in movie theaters last month. This is the world of general courts martial under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). . . . For the remainder of the post, click here.

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    Topics: military jury, convening authority, random selection, deliberations, American Society of Trial Consultants, voir dire in military trials, military court, Jeff Frederick, voir dire, courts-martial, UCMJ, liberal grant mandate, military courts, member selection, peremptory challenge, challenge for cause

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