Observations and Judicial Opinions of Voir Dire

Marvin Zalman, Wayne State University

Speculation about voi dire must be grounded in accurate description so the process. This paper first presents judicial responses to a questionnaire that is based on a similar survey conducted in Kentucky two decades ago. Second, the paper reports on in-court observations of voir dire indicating, among other things, the demographic characteristics of the original and replacement jurors.

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