RULE 47. JURORS (e) Challenge. (9) Peremptory Challenges. All peremptory challenges allowed by law shall be exercised in the following manner: The clerk shall keep a list of jurors passed for cause and when it is complete will provide the list to the attorneys for the parties who will, in turn, exercise challenges by striking the name of each challenged juror without oral comment. After all challenges have been exhausted or waived, the judge will excuse those jurors who have been challenged and will seat the jury as finally selected. The purpose of this Rule is to preserve the secrecy of peremptory challenges, and all parties and their attorneys shall conduct themselves to that end, provided, however, the trial judge may modify this procedure if it is deemed appropriate. [Amended effective September 1, 1995; September 1, 2012.]
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