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Street Law Chapt14

Vocabulary

QuestionAnswer
part of the pretrial jury selection; attorneys on opposing sides may dismiss a certain number of possible jurors without giving any reason; there is one exception: can't be used to discriminate based on race peremptory challenges
to give up some right, privilege, or benefit voluntarily waive
a court order to appear in court or turn over documents on a specified date and time subpoena
any act to embarrass, hinder, or obstruct the court in the administration of justice contempt of court
freedom from; protection from some action; such as being sued or prosecuted immunity
the termination of a trial before its normal conclusion because of procedural error, statements by a witness, judge, or attorney which prejudice a jury, a deadlock by a jury without reaching a verdict after lengthy deliberation (hung jury), etc. mistrial
one who signs and/or files a petition; the party initiating or appealing a case to the Supreme Court is referred to as this petitioner (appellant)
a judge's order, or authorization, for something to be done writ
Latin for "you have the body"; a writ which directs the law enforcement officials who have custody of a prisoner to appear in court with the prisoner to help the judge determine whether the prisoner is being held lawfully habeas corpus
Created by: rierei1971