Evidence-Wellborn SU2006 Outline

Cross examination should be limited to the subject

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Unformatted text preview: y want to go a layer deeper and the question is just a predicate. This really was a major impairment of the defense's opportunity to confront this witness. Very substantive error. Mode and Order of Interrogation and Presentation Protecting Child Victim Witnesses GENERAL NOTES: In proceedings involving an alleged offense of physical abuse, sexual abuse, or exploitation against a child, a U.S.C.A. statute proves that the child may testify by means of two-way closed circuit television or videotaped decision. Closed circuit-television: Procedure may be used if the court finds that the child is unable to testify in open court in the accused's presence due to: o Fear o Substantial likelihood that she would suffer emotional trauma o Mental or other infirmity o Conduct by the accused or his counsel UNITED STATES v. GARCIA [Mode and Order of Interrogation and Presentation - Protecting Child Victim Witnesses FRE 611(b)] Facts/Procedural Posture: D indicted on four counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. Prior to trial, gov. made mot...
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This note was uploaded on 08/28/2008 for the course N 483 taught by Professor Wellborn during the Summer '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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