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[Latin, Force or violence.] A term employed in many legal phrases and maxims, such as vis injuriosa, "wrongful force."

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VIS. A Latin word which signifies force. In law it means any kind of force, violence, or disturbance, relating to a man's person or his property.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"Voir dire is not going to sway potential jurors, but it does let you know any inherent biases they have that won't let them be a fair juror," she said.
(17) Voir notamment Tanudjaja v Canada (AG), 2014 ONCA 852,
(28) For our nonacademic purposes here, I would offer the following three potential categories of miscommunication, which, I believe, may arise whenever a metaphor is employed in voir dire examination.
(6) Voir Herve Roch, L'absence, Montreal, Wilson & Lafleur, 1951 a la p 23; Gaston Behenne, Du postliminium en droit romain et des effets de l'absence sur les biens en droit francais, Paris, F Pichon, 1873 a la p 2; Villequez, supra note 5 aux pp 211-12; Firmin Talandier, Nouveau traite des absens, Paris, Charles Bechet, 1831 a la p 2.
Still, before you walk into a room with 125 venire panelists, make sure you carefully think through the changed dynamics of your voir dire presentation under what will be very different conditions from jury selection in a "garden variety" case.
Et le diplomate de rencherir : [beaucoup moins que]Il y a certes des interets pour d'autres pays de ne jamais nous voir lever la tete.
The purpose of voir dire at both a court-martial and a jury trial is the same: to gain information in order to intelligently exercise challenges and, ultimately, seat a fair and impartial panel.
As the most important mechanism for ensuring a jury's impartiality, voir dire enables the parties to probe potential jurors from the jury pool (also known as a venire) for prejudices and unconscious biases.
The problem with voir dire as currently practiced, however, is that courts rarely understand the psychological underpinnings of self-disclosure interviews and why attorney participation is so critical to effective voir dire.
On January 10, 2005, the Odoms filed a motion to enlarge the time for voir dire.
Dans l'essai qui ouvre ce recueil, Michel Brix montre a cet egard jusqu'a quel point l'opposition entre les concepts traditionnels de neo-classicisme et de romantisme se revele problematique dans les commentaires esthetiques du temps (voir "Esthetique neo-classique et romantisme").