Homosexual Bias in Texas Criminal Defense Jury Selection

Lawyer Tip: Jury Selection Examination on Homosexuality Bias One of the primary functions of voir dire (jury selection) is to identify “challenges for cause.” Basically, developing facts demonstrating that a person is not legally fit to serve on a jury. This requires skill and keeping up with current appellate decisions and legal trends. We are all used to challenging jurors for a variety of biases or prejudices. Bias against the race or gender of a criminal defendant is a reason to challenge someone for cause. A bias in favor of the prosecution or police is another reason I’ve had hundreds of prospective jurors struck. Recently, I picked a jury, and it occurred to me that views on same-sex relationships may

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