Addendum to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article: « The correct term » for a female Venire member « is Veniretrix, » joked Joe Patrice, editor of Above the Law. This blog mentioned this article on June 9, 2016. These sample phrases are automatically selected from various online information sources to reflect the current use of the word « venire ». The views expressed in the examples do not represent the views of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us your feedback. The current edition of Black`s Law Dictionary does not directly define the term « venireman ». The 10th edition, published in 2014, has this definition of « veniremember »: « An aspiring juror; Member of a jury. – Also called Venireman, Venireperson, Talesman. Court appearance This word is sometimes used as the name of a jury`s statement of request for a summons, more commonly known as « venire facias ». The first reported use of « venireperson » by a court was in 1974 by the Seventh Circuit, at least according to Westlaw.

United States v. Staszcuk, 502 F.2d 875, 882 (7th Cir. 1974). A U.S. Supreme Court decision first used the term « venireperson » in 1986. Lockhart v. McCree, 476 U.S. 162, 184 (1986) (Marshall, J. dissenting). In disagreeing with the recent jury selection case, Justice Thomas discussed the prosecution`s « racially neutral grounds for defeating Veniremen Eddie Hood and Marilyn Garrett. » It wasn`t that « men » meant « men and women » to Justice Thomas, as he then used « venireman » to refer specifically and individually to Marilyn Garrett. When is a woman named Marilyn a man? When Justice Clarence Thomas called her « Venireman ». The U.S.

Supreme Court has used « veniremember » — a word — only once, without citing any other source, such as a lower court or a brief. Chief Justice William Rehnquist used it in Wainwright v. Witt, 469 U.S. 412 (1985). He also used « venireman » and « veniremen ». At one point, he used « venireman » and gender-inclusive language: « Subsequent cases in the lower courts state that a Venireman can only be deported if he votes `automatically` against the death penalty. » Id., p. 419. Rehnquist`s use of sexual language — « veniremember » and « he or she » — may or may not have been a veneer, but it was certainly a start. He wrote in Foster v.

Chatman, published May 23, 2016, that « prosecutors reasonably met with Venireman Garrett. because she was afraid of sympathizing with the accused. He also wrote about « handwritten lists describing seven Venirems, including Garrett, but their race is not mentioned. » He knew that Venireman Garret was a « she » and a « she ». Previously, « judicial writ ordering authorising officers to be summoned », short for venire facias The Supreme Court`s Style Guide, its non-binding internal manual for judges and staff, lists « membre de venire » and « personne venire » as two separate words. It does not indicate whether the plural of « venire person » is « persons » or « people ». Thomas J.A.`s recent use of the terms « veniremen » and « venireman » does not fit the style guide. Previous uses of « veniremember » and « venireperson » also didn`t match, at least not the 2013 version that Jack Metzler recently edited and published. And if a Venireman identifies as a Venirewoman, which toilet should I use? « Venire. » Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Retrieved 27 September 2022.

What is the plural of « venireperson »? The Supreme Court seems to favour « venirepersons, » for example, Campbell v. Louisiana, 523 U.S. 392, 400 (1998), apparently without ever using « venirepeople ». Other dishes use « venirepeople ». For example, United States v. Wilson, 806 F.2d 171, 174 (8th Cir. 1986). Supported by Black`s Law Dictionary, Free 2nd ed., and The Law Dictionary. VENIRE, OU VENIRE PACIAS JURATORES, practice. The name of an order to the sheriff directing him to come from the county body to the court from which he has issued a specified number of citizens qualified to serve as jurors in the said court at a time specified and specified therein.

Steph. Pl. 104; 2 Graydon Forms, 314; and see 6 Serg. and Rawle, 414; 21 wines. From. 291; Com. Dig. Survey, C 1, &c.; Ibid. Pleader, 2 S 12, 3 0 20; Id. Process, D 8; 3 puppy.

Pr. 797. by Ken Bresler A version of this article was published in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on June 6, 2016.