In England, after a prospective juror has been rejected (say for cause), how is she or he replaced?
The selected jurors are most commonly divided into groups of 15 and then assigned to a court case. The court clerk will select 12 out of the 15 potential jurors at random to sit on the jury. [...] If the courts require the juror to stand down then one of the remaining 3 jurors that was not originally selected will fill the space.
My questions are :
- Do I understand correctly that a juror is picked at random among the 3 remaining jurors to replace the one that was dismissed?
- Can this replacement juror also be challenged?
- What happens if more than 3 juror end up being dismissed? Where do the replacement juror come from then? (subsidiary question: does that ever happen?)
- Do the parties know anything about the 3 potential replacement jurors, or do the parties know only about the potential jurors currently sitting in the box?
Note : if possible, I would very much appreciate if answers could point to references from official sources.
Hope that's not to many questions at once.