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French for “speak the truth.” It is the formal questioning of prospective jurors to determine if they could be fair and follow the law as it relates to their judgments and predispositions. Prospective jurors are asked to speak the truth about their ideas and feelings relative to the crime they must judge. If the juror is so biased or has such prejudice that he or she could not be fair and follow the law, the juror will be excused and removed from serving.

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