Strike for cause

Strike for cause is a method of eliminating potential members from a jury panel in the United States. Attorneys on either side of a case have infinite potential to strike potential jurors for causal reasons; thus, the strike for cause is an appealing method for honing down a panel suited to an attorney's individual interests.

The method is practiced by many attorneys, as well as jury consultants. Robert Swafford's Strike for Cause Jury Consulting firm brought the system great recognition in Central Texas, beginning in 2001.


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