Nebraska Revised Statute 25-1609

Chapter 25 Section 1609

25-1609.

Jurors; grounds for challenge; sufficiency of challenge.

It shall be sufficient cause of challenge of the petit juror that he or she lacks any one of the qualifications mentioned in section 25-1601, or that he or she has requested or solicited any officer of the court or officer charged in any manner with the duty of selecting the jury to place him or her upon the panel.

Source

  • R.S.1867, Code § 665, p. 511;
  • Laws 1881, c. 29, § 1, p. 207;
  • Laws 1901, c. 83, § 1, p. 476;
  • R.S.1913, § 8144;
  • C.S.1922, § 9079;
  • C.S.1929, § 20-1609;
  • Laws 1939, c. 18, § 4, p. 99;
  • C.S.Supp.,1941, § 20-1609;
  • R.S.1943, § 25-1609;
  • Laws 1953, c. 72, § 4, p. 226;
  • Laws 1979, LB 234, § 4.

Annotations

  • Right of counsel to put pertinent questions on voir dire examination of jurors exists to enable party to ascertain if there is ground for challenge for cause. Oden v. State, 166 Neb. 729, 90 N.W.2d 356 (1958).

  • When juror is party to suit not pending for trial at term of court during which he serves, it does not constitute statutory ground sufficient by itself to sustain challenge for cause. Killion v. Dinklage, 121 Neb. 322, 236 N.W. 757 (1931).

  • Juror on special venire is not incompetent because summoned on regular panel and served in case before same was quashed. Randolph v. State, 65 Neb. 520, 91 N.W. 356 (1902).

  • Right to challenge juror because he has served as such in the same court within two years extends to talesman. Coil v. State, 62 Neb. 15, 86 N.W. 925 (1901); Wiseman v. Bruns, 36 Neb. 467, 54 N.W. 858 (1893).

  • Juror may claim exemption; verdict would be legal. Marion v. State, 20 Neb. 233, 29 N.W. 911 (1886).

  • Service at any term in two years disqualifies; applies to talesmen. Figg v. Donahoo, 4 Neb. Unof. 661, 95 N.W. 1020 (1903).

  • Service as talesmen at same term does not disqualify. Carlson & Hanson v. Holm, 2 Neb. Unof. 38, 95 N.W. 1125 (1901).