What does it mean if I was “challenged for cause” by one of the attorneys?

What does it mean if I was “challenged for cause” by one of the attorneys?

This usually means that an attorney believes that in the particular case you are unable or unlikely to be impartial and that you should not serve on the jury. This will usually, but not always, be done outside of your presence and without your knowledge. It is important to note that the attorney making this assertion may be doing so as part of his/her overall trial strategy. If the judge agrees with the attorney’s belief, and you are excluded from serving on the jury, it is sometimes said that you have been “removed for cause.” A judge usually has the right to also remove for cause prospective jurors who may have substantial personal hardships that may interfere with a juror’s ability to concentrate and devote full attention to the trial. There is no limit to the number of challenges for cause.