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- n. Plural form of venireman. The panel or a group of potential jurors.
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In the courtroom, a judge could simply decide that since the disparate treatment was suffered by the defendant and not the excused veniremen, it would henceforth be true as a matter of law that singling out black jurors is discriminatory.
Judge Goff -- All special veniremen will please stand and be sworn in.
But before he reached the court-house, where for a half-hour yet the cupola bell would not clang out its summons to veniremen and witnesses, he found fresh fuel for his wrath.
Even though cops rarely get to sit on juries, thus making the veniremen more likely to associate themselves with the non-law enforcement person than the cop, they are surrounded by a myth that makes the rest of us credit their judgment far above mere mortals.