Venireman


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Venireman

A member of a jury which has been summoned by a writ of venire facias.

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Witherspoon, holding that a prosecutor may exclude a venireman when
The Court held that the "most that can be demanded of a venireman in this regard is that he be willing to consider all of the penalties provided by state law, and that he not be irrevocably committed, before the trial has begun, to vote against the penalty of death regardless of the facts and circumstances that might emerge in the course of the proceedings.
In 1878, the New York Court of Appeals noted that, at common law, any venireman who had formed or expressed an opinion of the defendant's guilt or had otherwise demonstrated that he was not indifferent between the parties was, "as a rule of law, disqualified.
123) The judge rejected the reason given in response to the State's challenge of the peremptory because he did not see the venireman smirk.
The Court of Appeals held that: (1) defendant's confession and waiver of Miranda rights were voluntary; (2) defense counsel expressly withdrew his objection on the issue of exclusion of one venireman and the juror could not therefore be rehabilitated; and (3) although Texas capital sentencing structure arguably did not provide adequate opportunity for a jury to consider mitigating circumstances in a capital case, the statute had been expressly upheld as constitutional by the United States Supreme Court in Jurek v.
It was not until the sentencing process that it became apparent that Boyd's counsel had based the peremptory on the race of a venireman.