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Name: People v. Box
Case #: S019798
Court: CA Supreme Court
District CalSup
Opinion Date: 08/17/2000
Subsequent History: Rehearing denied 10/3/00

In this death penalty appeal, the trial court correctly rejected appellant's claims of violations of his constitutional rights to due process, an impartial jury and a reliable death verdict, which were premised on the trial court's denial of appellant's request to permit the defense to conduct sequestered, individual voir dire of prospective jurors who had, or who had spent time with, small children. The trial court here conducted voir dire pursuant to Proposition 115, codified as section 223 of the California Code of Civil Procedure. It conducted most of the voir dire itself and in open court. However,…

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