Can the use of a preemptory challenge to strike a juror or alternate juror for bias demonstrate prejudice?

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Can the use of a preemptory challenge to strike a juror or alternate juror for bias demonstrate prejudice? You may be surprised.

Watch SM JUROR’s video analysis of the juror misconduct issues in State v. McBride, No. 17-0744, 2018 WL 3650299 (Iowa Ct. App. Aug. 1, 2018). Issues involve preemptory challenges to strike an alternate juror based on juror bias, the error-preservation rule, and proving prejudice when a motion to strike a juror for cause is denied.

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