Martin Van der Linden
Cecilia Garcia-Peñalosa: cecilia.garcia-penalosa[at]univ-amu.fr
A peremptory challenge procedure allows the parties to a jury trial to dismiss some prospective jurors without justification. Complex challenge procedures offer unfair advantage to parties who are better able to strategize. I introduce a new measure of strategic complexity based on “level-k” thinking and use this measure to compare challenge procedures commonly used in practice. In applying this measure, I overturn some commonly held beliefs about which jury selection procedures are “strategically simple”.