Packing a Jury – contriving to have a jury composed of persons who are predisposed toward one side or the other

packing a jury:

1. Using illegal means to insure that a jury is made up of persons favorably disposed to one of the parties to the case. [1]


1. The act or an instance of contriving to have a jury composed of persons who are predisposed toward one side or the other. — aka packing a jury.

packing jury:

1. The employment of any means in violation of law for seating upon the jury in a particular case persons whose presence upon the jury is desired in preference to other persons.  Strauder v. West Virginia, 100 US 303, 309, 25 L Ed 664, 666.


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[1]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition
 by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[2]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[3]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.


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