from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A writ issued by a judge to a sheriff directing the summons of prospective jurors. Also called venire facias.
- n. The panel of prospective jurors from which a jury is selected.
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- n. A venire facias.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (law) a group of people summoned for jury service (from whom a jury will be chosen)
A jury venire is not a fair cross-section if the selection system is calibrated to underrepresent a "distinctive group" in the community.
The venire is the pool of people from whom members of juries are called, each of whom is called a venireperson.
It has been settled law for decades that the Sixth Amendment requires a jury pool or "venire" to reflect a fair cross-section of the community.
That being said, I can see how it might be HIGHLY ALARMING for a woman to receive an email from a court official stating that while she thought was performing her civic duty, little did she know that another, more dastardly kind of "venire" was going on (elbow-elbow-wink-wink).
I was part of the venire for a truly horrible case of child molestation, and while prepared to do it, I was very relieved not to be chosen as it sounded as if the evidence would be very graphic and upsetting.
Three weeks earlier, the supreme court trial courtroom known as Part 39 on the eleventh floor of the Criminal Courts Building had contained a pool of seventy-five prospective jurors, when Judge David Marvin Mason began the proceedings by asking Karp to give the venire, or jury pool, a brief description of the case and the main players in the real-life drama about to be played out in front of them.
After Whitman obtained her excuse from having to serve as a juror, fortunately -- for the people of the state who want to see state laws protecting children from child molesters enforced in courtrooms that require jurors for their function -- there were still some "little people" left in the venire from which a jury could be empanelled.
Just to be pedantic, inventus is the perfect passive participle of invenire, ‘to come upon, find, discover’, compounded from in (‘in, on’) and venire (‘to come’).
P.S. Vi fosse qualcosa di cui dovrei venire urgentemente a conoscenza, postatelo nei commenti a questo post.
Senno'...beh, ci sono molte visite di amici nei mesi a venire, e un mio blitz inglese a marzo...
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