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Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 47(h). Challenges for Cause.

Challenges for cause shall be heard and determined by the court after voir dire examination of each prospective juror or of all prospective jurors. The grounds for challenge for cause are as follows: 


1.  A want of any of the qualifications prescribed by the Idaho Code to render a person competent as a juror. 


2.  Consanguinity or affinity, within the fourth degree to any party. 


3.  Standing in the relation of debtor or creditor, guardian and ward, master and servant, employer and clerk, or principal and agent to either party, or being a member of the family of either party, or a partner, or united in business with either party, or surety on any bond or obligation for either party. 


4.  Having served as a juror or been a witness on a previous trial between the same parties for the same cause of action, or being then a witness or subpoenaed therein. 


5.  Pecuniary interest on the part of the juror in the outcome of the action or in the main question involved in the action. 


6.  Having an unqualified opinion or belief as to the merits of the action, or main question involved therein, founded upon knowledge or information of its material facts or of some of them. 


7.  The existence of a state of mind in the juror evincing enmity or bias to or against either party. 


8.  [Rescinded.]  


(Amended effective January 8, 1976; amended July 2, 1976, effective October 1, 1976; amended April 11, 1979, effective May 1, 1979; amended March 28, 1986, effective July 1, 1986.)

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Members of the
Idaho Supreme Court

Chief Justice Roger S. Burdick
Justice Joel D. Horton
Justice Robyn M. Brody
Justice G. Richard Bevan

Members of the
Idaho Court of Appeals

Chief Judge David W. Gratton
Judge Sergio A. Gutierrez
Judge Molly J. Huskey
Judge Jessica M. Lorello



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