Tales de circumstantibus
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TALES DE CIRCUMSTANTIBUS, practice. Such persons as are standing round. When
ever the panel of the jury is exhausted the court order that the jurors
wanted shall be selected from among the bystanders which order bears the
name of tales d circumstantibus. Bac. Ab. Juries, C.
2. The judiciary act of Sept. 24, 1789, 1 Story, L. U. S. 64, provides, Sec. 29, that When from challenges, or otherwise, there shall not be a jury to determine any civil or criminal cause, the marshal or his deputy shall, by order of the court where such defect of jurors shall happen, return jurymen de talibus circumstantibus sufficient to complete the panel; and when the marshal or his deputy are disqualified as aforesaid, jurors may be returned by such disinterested persons as the court shall appoint. See 2 Hill, So. Car. R. 381; 2 Penna. R. 412; 4 Yeates, 236; Coxe, 283; 1 Blackf. 63; 2 Harr. & J. 426; 1 Pick. 43, n.