Articles on Voir Dire

Case Note: People v. Encalado By Hon. Geri D’Souza Criminal Justice, September 2019 In People v. Encalado, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the appellate court and ruled in favor of the trial judge’s decision denying the defense request of the court to ask the potential jurors during voir dire whether the evidence they would hear about the defendant’s solicitation of prostitutes would keep them from being fair to either side. 
Voir Dire: How and why we can participate By Patrick M. Kinnally Civil Practice and Procedure, January 2010 Every attorney who litigates civil or criminal cases wants to know whether a trial court judge alone is going to pick the jury, let the trial attorneys perform that task, or make a decision about jury selection which reflects a little of both. 
Jury instructions and voir dire: Recent developments By Susan M. Witt Civil Practice and Procedure, October 2002 Amended Supreme Court Rule 239 (effective January 2000) allows for any or all jury instructions to be read before opening statements.

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