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Judge can’t use voir dire answers to gauge jury knowledge (access required)

Answers that prospective jurors offer while being questioned during the voir dire process can reveal potential biases or hang-ups that might make them unfit to serve on a jury. But trial judges should never use those answers to gauge the jury’s knowledge about a particular subject, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled. The July 5 ...

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