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Should the following person be dismissed from jury duty due to inherent bias?

  1. ParadigmEnacted profile image73
    ParadigmEnactedposted 4 years ago

    Should the following person be dismissed from jury duty due to inherent bias?

    If the trial's defendant was a youthful male and the prospective juror was an older male with no male children and two or more daughters.

  2. SoundNFury profile image81
    SoundNFuryposted 4 years ago

    I don't understand why the prospective juror would have to have an "inherent bias" just because they don't have any male children.  I think unless the juror actually expressed bias, that no, they should not be excused.

    1. ParadigmEnacted profile image73
      ParadigmEnactedposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Most people won't express a bias just because they have one.

  3. bethperry profile image91
    bethperryposted 4 years ago

    Certainly not; that same juror may have wanted a son but couldn't have any. There is no inherent bias I can see.

    1. ParadigmEnacted profile image73
      ParadigmEnactedposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      People naturally form biases for any number of situations even if they don't realize it's happening. I just have this inkling that a defense attorney would move to have them removed and the prosecution would try to keep them.

 
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