Each witness is bound by the facts of hisher affidavit or witness statement and

Each witness is bound by the facts of hisher

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Each witness is bound by the facts of his/her affidavit or witness statement and any exhibit authored or produced by the witness that is relevant to his/her testimony. Witnesses may not invent any other testimony. However, in the event a witness is asked a question on cross examination, the answer to which is not contained in the witness’s statement or was not testified to on direct examination, the witness may respond with any answer that does not materially alter the outcome of the trial. b. If there is an inconsistency between the witness statement or affidavit and the statement of facts or stipulated facts, the witness can only rely on, and is bound by, the information contained in his/her affidavit or witness statement. c. A witness is not bound by facts in other witnesses’ affidavits or statements.
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2016-2017 Mock Trial Case Final Version with 2/7/2017 edits 11 d. If a witness contradicts a fact in his or her own witness statement, the opposition may impeach the testimony of that witness. e. A witness’s physical appearance in the case is as he or she appears in the trial re -enactment. No costumes or props may be used. f. Witnesses, other than the plaintiff and the defendant, may be constructively sequestered from the courtroom at the request of opposing counsel. A constructively sequestered witness may not be asked on the stand about the testimony another witness may have given during the trial enactment. A team is NOT required to make a sequestration motion. However, if a team wishes to make such motion, it should be made during the time the team is introducing itself to the judge. Please note that while a witness may be constructively sequestered, said witness WILL REMAIN in the courtroom at all times. (Note: Since this is an educational exercise, no participant will actually be excluded from the courtroom during an enactment.) g. Witnesses shall not sit at the attorneys’ table. 12. PROTESTS a. Other than as set forth in 12(b) below, protests of judicial rulings are NOT allowed. All judicial rulings are final and cannot be appealed. b. Protests are highly disfavored and will only be allowed to address two issues: (1) Cheating (a dishonest act by a team that has not been the subject of a prior judicial ruling) (2) A conflict of interest or gross misconduct by a judge (e.g., where a judge is related to a team member). All protests must be made in writing and either faxed or emailed to the appropriate County Coordinator and to the teacher-coach of the opposing team. The County Coordinator will investigate the grounds for the protest and has the discretion to make a ruling on the protest or refer the matter directly to the LYC Committee. The County Coordinator’s decision can be appealed to the LYC Committee. c. Hostile or discourteous protests will not be considered.
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  • Test, The Land, attorney, Mock Trial Subcommittee

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