instructions to jury

instructions to jury

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • instructions to jury — To final charges given by the court to the jury upon the submission of the case to the jury, explaining the law of the case and pointing out the essentials to be proved on the one side or the other, the purpose being to furnish guidance to the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • instructions to jury — See jury instructions …   Black's law dictionary

  • jury — A body of laymen selected by lot, or by some other fair and impartial means, to ascertain, under the guidance of a judge, the truth in questions of fact arising in either a civil or criminal proceeding. 31 Am J Rev ed Jur § 2. A body of 12 jurors …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Jury instructions — are the set of legal rules that jurors should follow when the jury is deciding a civil or criminal case. Jury instructions are given to the jury by the judge, who usually reads them aloud to the jury. They are often the subject of discussion by… …   Wikipedia

  • instructions — index charge (statement to the jury), direction (order) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 instr …   Law dictionary

  • Jury nullification — means making a law void by jury decision; in other words, the process whereby a jury in a criminal case effectively nullifies a law by acquitting a defendant regardless of the weight of evidence against him or her. [… …   Wikipedia

  • jury nullification — n: the acquitting of a defendant by a jury in disregard of the judge s instructions and contrary to the jury s findings of fact ◇ Jury nullification is most likely to occur when a jury is sympathetic toward a defendant or regards the law under… …   Law dictionary

  • jury — ju·ry / ju̇r ē/ n pl ju·ries [Anglo French juree, from feminine past participle of Old French jurer to swear, from Latin jurare, from jur jus law]: a body of individuals sworn to give a decision on some matter submitted to them; esp: a body of… …   Law dictionary

  • Jury selection — are many methods used to choose the people who will serve on a trial jury. The jury pool is first selected from among the community using a reasonably random method. The prospective jurors are then questioned in court by the judge and/or… …   Wikipedia

  • jury trial — n: a trial in which a jury serves as the trier of fact – called also trial by jury; see also article iii article vi and vii amendments vi and vii to the constitution in the back matter compare bench trial ◇ The right to a jury trial is establish …   Law dictionary

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