The People (Attorney-General) v Lehman (No. 2)

CourtCourt of Criminal Appeal
Judgment Date01 January 1947
Date01 January 1947
The People (Attorney-General)
Lehman (No. 2)

Challenge of jurors - Accused's right of - Challenge for cause shown - Whether accused entitled to put questions to jurors to ascertain whether right of challenge should be exercised.

Expressions of opinion by members of a jury, empanelled to try an indictable offence, are not a ground of challenge unless they are corrupt as proceeding from ill-will, and counsel for the accused is not entitled, with a view to ascertaining whether the right of challenge allowed in such a case should be exercised, to question members of the jury as to such expressions, which must be proved aliunde...

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