On CNN STUDENT NEWS, there are three things to love about every roll call.
The first today, is Central Cast Middle School.
The squirrels are watching up in North Dakota.
Good to see you all in Castleton. Second is re-education services.
We are glad to have viewers in Perry (ph).
It's a village in the buckeye state of Ohio.
And third, it's in New Orleans, this is the home of the Rams, it's the home of Louisiana's GW Carver Preparatory Academy.
Article Three of the U.S. Constitution discusses the judicial power of the U.S.
Section one says judges shall hold their offices during good behavior, interesting tidbit there.
As far as the jury goes, section two says the trial of all crimes shall be by jury and shall be held in the state where the alleged crime was committed.
But how was the jury chosen?
The idea behind jury selection is to seek a fair and impartial jury.
The reality is, that's only the judge's goal.
What most people won't tell you that the different attorneys, they want to seat the most bias jury they can possibly find?
Bias towards their case.
First, the court actually has to summon jurors to the court house.
That sounds simple, but believe me, it isn't.
In a typical capital case, if a court summon say 300 potential jurors, they are lucky if 100 show up.
And for the most part the judge's main inquiry is based on whatever your preconceived ideas are or what you've heard about this high profile case.
Can you put all that aside?
And render an impartial verdict?
Now, the attorneys are certainly involved.
They can challenge jurors either for cause or using what are called peremptory challenges.
This is a challenge that an attorney can use to strike a juror for any reason at all, but they only get a few of them, so they have to use them wisely.
An interesting point about peremptory challenges.
A lawyer can use them to get rid of a potential juror for any reason, and he doesn't have to explain why.