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challenge

1. US an assertion that a person is not entitled to vote or that a vote is invalid
2. Law a formal objection to a person selected to serve on a jury (challenge to the polls) or to the whole body of jurors (challenge to the array)

challenge

[′chal·ənj]
(communications)
To cause an interrogator to transmit a signal which puts a transponder into operation.
(immunology)
Administration of an antigen to ascertain state of immunity.
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the risk of error incurred by a challenge for cause improperly denied.
Whether a prospective juror who has been identified as biased can be "rehabilitated" plays an essential role in the trial judge's determination of a challenge for cause.
It began by noting that under Oklahoma law, as in virtually all other states, (31) a defendant waives the right to argue that a trial judge erroneously denied a defense challenge for cause if the defendant fails to use an available peremptory challenge to remove the erroneously retained juror.
Thus, an erroneous ruling on a challenge for cause could only be considered harmless error if the defendant subsequently failed to exhaust his peremptory challenges.
At trial, the military judge denied the defense challenge for cause of this member.
And I do believe that there ought to be more liberalization of the court's ability and desire to challenge for cause, so that we wouldn't need peremptory challenges.
The right to a challenge for cause exists in any stage of the jury selection process, and it is not necessary that the accused exhaust his peremptory challenges prior to challenging for cause.
Despite the courts' repeated invocation of the mandate, often in the context of reversing a military judge's ruling on a challenge, no appellate court has reversed a military judge's denial of a challenge for cause on the ground that the judge did not apply the liberal grant mandate.
The right to challenge for cause is not automatic, and an accused must show a reasonable basis for the suggested bias or prejudice either by, for example, sociological evidence, or by "judicial notice".
A party can preserve an error in the denial of a challenge for cause only by 1) exhausting all his or her peremptory challenges; 2) thereafter seeking additional peremptory challenges; 3) having the request for additional challenges denied; and 4) identifying on the record which objectionable jurors he or she would excuse if granted additional challenges.
Suspicion about a potential juror's performance that fell short of justifying a challenge for cause would all but invariably be based on a generalization about some group to which the juror belongs.