courts and procedure

Venire

Definition

A panel of prospective jurors. A jury is eventually chosen from the venire.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Skilling v. United States, 130 S.Ct. 2896 (2010).

See also

Jury duty

Jury selection

Jury trial

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Venire facias

Definition

A writ from a judge directing a sheriff to assemble prospective jurors. Sometimes abbreviated as venire.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Powers v. United States, 223 U.S. 303 (1912).

See also

Jury duty

Jury selection

Jury...

Venire facias de novo

Definition

A writ from a judge summoning a new jury panel because of a problem with the original jury's verdict or return. A venire facias de novo results in a new trial. Sometimes abbreviated as venire de novo.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g....

Veniremen

Definition

Persons who form a venire; prospective jurors.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Skilling v. United States, 130 S.Ct. 2896 (2010) (Sotomayor, J., dissenting in part).

See also

Jury duty

Jury selection

Jury trial

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Venue

Definition

In general, a place or location in which something takes place. The proper place to hold a civil or criminal trial, usually because important related events have taken place there.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Cortez Byrd Chips, Inc. v...

Veracity

Definition

Truthfulness or accuracy of a person or statement.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, 129 S.Ct. 2527, 2537 n.6 (2009).

See also

Impeach

Perjury (contrast)

Verdict

Definition

A jury's findings or conclusions on the factual issues presented by a case. Sometimes, the term also refers to the judge's resolution of issues in a bench trial.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. United States v. Booker, 543 U.S. 220 (2005...

Verification

Definition

A declaration swearing that statements made in a document are true. Depending on the jurisdiction, verifications are either made under oath or in the presence of a notary public or similarly authorized person. Verifications are traditionally...

Versus

Definition

Against. Abbreviated as v. and vs. Used in case names, e.g. McDonald v. Chicago, 130 S.Ct. 3020 (2010).

See also

Adverse party

Void for vagueness

Definition

1) In criminal law, a declaration that a law is invalid because it is not sufficiently clear. Laws are usually found void for vagueness if, after setting some requirement or punishment, the law does not specify what is required or what...

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