Trump blasts limits on jury selection in New York

Former President Donald Trump took to social media on Wednesday to criticize the jury selection process in his hush money trial in New York, saying his defense attorneys should be allowed to dismiss as many prospective jurors as they see fit.

“I thought STRIKES were supposed to be ‘unlimited’ when we were picking our jury?” Trump asked in a Truth Social post, adding that he was later told he “only had 10” strikes.

Trump was referencing a tool known as a “peremptory challenge,” which attorneys can use during jury selection to dismiss, or strike, a prospective juror without having to state a reason.

New York law allots parties in low-level felony cases 10 peremptory challenges each, which Trump indicated were too few because jurors are drawn from a pool in the Manhattan area, in which a
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