fair and impartial jury


fair and impartial jury
n.
A jury composed of people who have no preconceptions about a case and who will form opinions based on a fair consideration of evidence and testimony.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • fair and impartial jury — Jury chosen to hear evidence and render verdict without any fixed opinion concerning the guilt, innocence or liability of defendant. Means that every member of the jury must be a fair and impartial juror. City of San Antonio v. McKenzie Const. Co …   Black's law dictionary

  • fair and impartial jury — Jury chosen to hear evidence and render verdict without any fixed opinion concerning the guilt, innocence or liability of defendant. Means that every member of the jury must be a fair and impartial juror. City of San Antonio v. McKenzie Const. Co …   Black's law dictionary

  • fair and impartial trial — A hearing by an impartial and disinterested tribunal; a proceeding which hears before it condemns, which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial consideration of evidence and facts as a whole. A basic constitutional guarantee …   Black's law dictionary

  • fair and impartial trial — A hearing by an impartial and disinterested tribunal; a proceeding which hears before it condemns, which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial consideration of evidence and facts as a whole. A basic constitutional guarantee …   Black's law dictionary

  • fair and impartial trial — n. A trial or hearing before a court or jury that has no preconceived notions about the matter and that will hear testimony and examine evidence before making a decision. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks …   Law dictionary

  • fair and impartial trial — A guaranty of due process, requiring a competent and impartial tribunal, the right to be represented by counsel, the right to cross examine adverse witnesses, the right to offer testimony on one s own behalf, and the right to have such advance… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • impartial jury — The provision of the Bill of Rights (Sixth Amendment to Const, of U.S.) requiring that the accused shall have a fair trial by an impartial jury, means that the jury must be not partial, not favoring one party more than another, unprejudiced,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • impartial jury — The provision of the Bill of Rights (Sixth Amendment to Const, of U.S.) requiring that the accused shall have a fair trial by an impartial jury, means that the jury must be not partial, not favoring one party more than another, unprejudiced,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • jury — ju·ry / ju̇r ē/ n pl ju·ries [Anglo French juree, from feminine past participle of Old French jurer to swear, from Latin jurare, from jur jus law]: a body of individuals sworn to give a decision on some matter submitted to them; esp: a body of… …   Law dictionary

  • jury — A certain number of men and women selected according to law, and sworn (jurati) to inquire of certain matters of fact, and declare the truth upon evidence to be laid before them. This definition embraces the various subdivisions of juries; as… …   Black's law dictionary