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Unformatted text preview: e get into quarrels) o Objecting party is going to say this is a different subject.. o The other party is going to say this is the same moment in time, it is not a different subject. o While we are arguing about this we have not advanced the case of orderly presentation.... o Mere existence of this rule obstructs orderliness. Next question: Is it true Mrs. Martin that you have a long standing vendetta of the defendant, having accused him of fathering your child and not taking responsibility (Objection beyond the scope). o Overruled. Has to be. Because the rule allows for credibility questions on cross. KEY KEY KEY KEY KEY! KNOW THIS! So the theory of the wide open rule is forget about the order...let the lawyers use their own judgment in terms of what to bring up when! Even where you have the wide open rule redirect is limited and recross is limited. *Redirect is solely limited to responding to things brought up in cross, and recross is solely limited to brought up on redirect. Mode and Order of Interrogation: Leading Questions FRE 611(c)
FRE 611(c): Mode and Order of Interrogation and Presentation Leading Questions. Leading questions should not be used on the direct examination of a witness except as may be necessary to d...
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