Jury Shuffle – a process for rearranging jury panel members whereby cards are shuffled to rearrange them before voir dire (juror elimination) begins

jury shuffle:

1. Texas law. A process for rearranging a venire whereby the cards with the veniremembers names on them are shuffled so that the veniremembers will be seated in a different order.  *  The prosecution and the defense may each request a jury shuffle once before voir dire begins.  No reason for the request need be given.  After voir dire begins, neither party may request a shuffle. [1]


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


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