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peremptory

adj. absolute, final and not entitled to delay or reconsideration. The term is applied to writs, juror challenges or a date set for hearing.

peremptory

(Absolute), adjective actual, axiomatic, certain, complete, decided, decisive, definite, determined, express, final, imperious, implicit, independent, overbearing, perfect, real, resolute, resolved, self-existent, total, unalterable, unconditional, unconditioned, unequivocal, unlimited, unqualified, unquestionable, unrestricted, withhut limitation
Associated concepts: peremptory adjournment, peremppory challenge, peremptory exception, peremptory plea, peremptory writ

peremptory

(Imperative), adjective assertive, commanding, compulsory, crucial, decisive, despotic, dictatorial, domineering, essential, firm, imperious, important, inexorable, inflexible, iron-handed, mandatory, necessary, obligatory, paramount, pressing, unavoidable, urgent
Associated concepts: peremptory instruction
See also: compelling, compulsory, decisive, dictatorial, dogmatic, inappealable, insistent, mandatory, severe, supercilious, tyrannous, unequivocal

PEREMPTORY. Absolute; positive. A final determination to act without hope of renewing or altering. Joined to a substantive, this word is frequently used in law; as peremptory action; F. N. B. 35, 38, 104, 108; peremptory nonsuit; Id. 5, 11; peremptory exception; Bract. lib. 4, c. 20; peremptory undertaking; 3 Chit. Pract. 112, 793; peremptory challenge of jurors, which is the right to challenge without assigning any cause. Inst. 4, 13, 9 Code, 7, 50, 2; Id. 8, 36, 8; Dig. 5, 1, 70 et 73.

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24) While each review serves a well-established purpose of ensuring a fair and unbiased jury, the discretion afforded parties in exercising their peremptory strikes heightens the risk that improper factors such as race will influence decision making.
27) Many scholars and several judges have called for the wholesale abolition of peremptory strikes.
This Comment contributes to these debates by noting a different disparity that peremptory challenges engender.
Part II formalizes this relationship, mapping a causal claim that peremptory challenges shift jury ideology rightward.
Compounding the issue, there exists the problem of discrimination in the peremptory challenge stage.
PEREMPTORY CHALLENGES, BATSON, AND THE CRITIQUES THAT THEY INSPIRE.
The Act creates numerous corrupt practices for which candidates may be fined or disqualified, but peremptory resignations are not in this category of misbehaviour.
The test would function as follows: If peremptory challenges skewed the diversity of suspect classifications on the jury, then a lawyer would need to justify his strikes with reference to specific and individualized concerns about each juror's impartiality.
This would be a helpful tool when deciding whether a juror is worth a valuable peremptory strike.
3) Second, well recognized peremptory norms (jus cogens) seem to have little to do with trade.
Jus cogens, latin meaning of which is Compelling law" that must be followed by all countries,2 is a peremptory rule of International Law which overrides any rule or agreement that is in conflict with it.
If a trial court erroneously grants a Batson objection and, thus, denies that party the ability to excuse a juror through a peremptory challenge, that error will never be responsible for seating a biased jury.