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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.
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.
If the challenge for cause fails, the challenger still has available the peremptory challenge or the stand aside.
Downing, (92) the CAAF reviewed a military judge's denial of a defense challenge for cause against an officer member based on the member's friendship with the trial counsel.
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.
Fulton, a 1996 CAAF case also authored by Chief Judge Cox, the court upheld the military judge's decision to deny a challenge for cause against member who was "Chief of Security Police Operations for Pacific Air Forces.
And, the Court warned, the prosecutor's explanation for exercising the peremptory challenge need not rise to the level of a challenge for cause, but it must consist of something more than the assumption or intuition that the juror would be partial to the defendant because of their shared race.
In recent years, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) has addressed the issue of implied bias arising from defense counsel's challenge for cause against a member of the court-martial panel.
Two grounds exist for a challenge for cause against a member: (1) actual bias; and (2) implied bias.