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Q&A: Were you dismissed from jury duty by a lawyer’s challenge?

Question by away team: Were you dismissed from jury duty by a lawyer’s challenge?
“The two types of challenges are 1) challenges for cause, and 2) peremptory challenges. … A challenge for cause asks the judge to excuse a potential juror because he or she appears to be biased or unable to be fair. … A peremptory challenge can be used to excuse a potential juror for practically any reason other than the juror’s race or gender. Lawyers have a limited number of peremptory challenges, typically no more than ten or twelve.”
http://www.nolo.com/article.cfm/objectID/33D05B12-1208-491E-8AF9D48C675D04FB/104/308/214/QNA

At jury selection for the trial I reported for, I was the prosecution’s first peremptory challenge. It was a personal injury lawsuit against a school district. My husband is a teacher. I was questioned for a long time–probably more than any other potential juror. I think the lawyer worried about me potentially alligning with the defense. I also am not afraid to speak my mind, though I consider myself a fair person.

What’s your story?

Best answer:

Answer by Rich F
simple…engineer….always tossed out because we think problems through

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