URCrP018 Amend. The rule change will clarify the number of peremptory challenges allowed when alternate jurors are called.
Rule 18 The proposed amendment replaces the current language on alternate jurors. The language is borrowed from the federal rules. The primary motivation behind the change is to eliminate the requirement that alternate jurors be discharged when the jury retires to deliberate.
URCrP 14. Subpoenas. Amend. Creates a new process for gaining access to records of a victim. The court must approve any subpoena or order for confidential records related to a victim. The court conducts an in camera review of the records and may place restrictions on dissemination. Proposed effective date: November 1, 2007.
URCrP 18. Selection of the jury. Amend. Clarifies the standard for removing a juror for cause based on the juror’s views on capital punishment. Proposed effective date: November 1, 2007.