June 2010
Military Law Review;Summer2010, Vol. 204, p182
Academic Journal
The article explores the history and purpose of voir dire process in U.S. courts-martial and its role in ensuring the constitutional right of a defendant to an impartial jury. The voir dire process is being considered the start of a criminal trial, an integral part of the adversary process and the most significant aspect of the trial. Achieving the right to an impartial jury is also made through the voir dire process. Two appellate cases in which the military judges' decisions regarding the conduct of voir dire at courts-martial were analyzed by the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) include United States v. Richardson and United States v. Jefferson.


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