Evidence-Wellborn SU2006 Outline

The court may in the exercise of discretion permit

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: l rule! (have to get everything you want out on direct and cross, can't elicit new information in recross and redirect (except in trial court's discretion)!) Note: But when it comes to questions about credibility of witness (indicating, bias, truth, lack of capacity, etc.) both rules allow for wide opening questioning on cross! Is not restricted to what was bought up on direct! Ex: Isn't it true that you slept with the defendant and he never called you back? Perfectly okay under both federal and Texas rules, regardless of what was brought up on direct! 611 does not mention redirect and recross but the traditional rule of thumb is that redirect should be limited to the subject matter brought out during cross-examination, and recross limited to the subject matter brought out in redirect. "Recross is to redirect as cross-examination is to direct" If new subject matter is developed on redirect examination, recross examination must be permitted. LIS v. ROBERT PACKER HOSPITAL [Scope of Cross-Exa...
View Full Document

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.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online