The Number of Jurors; Choice of Alternates

The number of jurors in a jury trial will depend. The United States Supreme Court has ruled that there is no right to a jury of twelve persons.  Although this is the normal number of jurors used, it is not required. The Supreme Court has, however, said that a jury of at least six jurors is required to satisfy the right to a jury trial that is guaranteed by the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. Learn more on Ask the Lawyer as Brendan Bukalski discusses this topic in greater detail:
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