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Criminal – Jury & Jurors – Voir Dire – Juror 'Backstriking' (access required)

Although defendant contends his lead counsel, who was from Florida, was unfamiliar with the jury selection process in the Eastern District of Virginia and thought he could "backstrike" an objectionable juror who had been seated, as is allowed in Florida, the district court's refusal to grant a new trial on this basis was not error. After ...