actual bias

The existence of a state of mind, on the part of a juror, which leads to a just inference in reference to the case that he will not act with entire impartiality. Literally, it is a leaning of the mind--a prepossession, something more than sympathy which can be set aside. 31 Am J Rev ed J § 172.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • actual bias — See bias …   Black's law dictionary

  • challenge for actual bias — Same as challenge to the favor …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bias — bi·as / bī əs/ n: a personal and often unreasoned judgment for or against one side in a dispute: prejudice a judge disqualified because of bias Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • actual — Real; substantial; existing presently in fact; having a valid objective existence as opposed to that which is merely theoretical or possible. Opposed to potential, possible, virtual, theoretical, hypothetical, or nominal. Something real, in… …   Black's law dictionary

  • bias — /bayas/ Inclination; bent; prepossession; a preconceived opinion; a predisposition to decide a cause or an issue in a certain way, which does not leave the mind perfectly open to conviction. To incline to one side. Condition of mind, which sways… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Bias disorder — Bias disorder, also known as extreme bias disorder, is a mental condition not yet fully accepted by the mental health/science community. However, it is currently being considered to be added to the official list of actual mental disorders: the… …   Wikipedia

  • Bias frame — Much like a dark frame, a bias frame is an image obtained from an optical CCD or CMOS sensor, with no actual exposure time. The image so obtained only contains noise due to the electronics that elaborate the sensor data, and not noise from… …   Wikipedia

  • bias of juror — A propensity or prepossession which does not leave the mind indifferent; it may be actual or implied that is, bias in fact or bias presumed as a matter of law, as where the juror is a close relative of a party. 31 Am J Rev ed Jury § 172. Among… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Doctrine of bias in Singapore law — A depiction of Lady Justice on the tympanum of the Old Supreme Court Building Bias is one of the grounds of judicial review in Singapore. If actual bias on the part of a judge or tribunal can be proved by a party to a legal proceeding, or on the… …   Wikipedia

  • Malmquist bias — For other uses of Malmquist, see Malmquist (disambiguation). The Malmquist bias refers to an effect in observational astronomy which leads to the preferential detection of intrinsically bright objects. It was first popularized in 1922 by Swedish… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.