Juror Who Disclaims the Ability or Willingness to Apply the Law Replacement

Replacing a Juror who disclaims the ability or willingness to apply the law as given by the court case law: United States v. Thomas (2d Cir. 1997) 116 F.3d 606, 608 ("as an obvious violation of a juror's oath and duty--a refusal to apply the law as set forth by the court constitutes grounds for dismissal"); see People v. Keenan, supra, 46 Cal. 3d 478, 532 (juror may be discharged for bias where views on capital punishment would substantially impair performance of duties); People v. Williams, supra, 46 Cal. App. 4th 1767, 1780 (trial court found juror "was not following the law"); People v. Sanchez (1997) 58 Cal. App. 4th 1435, 1446, fn. 2, review denied (where jurors asked about power to return legally impossible verdict, court did not err by instructing them that if reluctant to follow law they should notify court and they would be excused: "This is what a trial court is duty bound to do.")