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Objection: “Objection. Your Honor, opposing counsel is offering into evidence a document that contains improper opinion evidence by the witness. The defense requests that the portion of the document setting forth the witness’s opinion be redacted.”
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2018-2019 Mock Trial Case (Final Version Nov 5 2018) Includes all corrections made as of FEB 7, 2019 44 Rule 603: VOIR DIRE OF A WITNESS. When an item of physical evidence is sought to be introduced under a doctrine that normally excludes that type of evidence (e.g., a document which purports to fall under the business record exception to the Hearsay Rule), or when a witness is offered as an expert, an opponent may interrupt the direct examination to request the judge’s permission to make limited inquiry of the witness, which is called voir dire .” The opponent may use leading questions to conduct the voir dire but it must be remembered that the voir dire’s limited purpose is to test the competency of the witness or evidence and the opponent is not entitled to conduct a general cross-examination on the merits of the case. The voir dire must be limited to three questions. The clock will not be stopped for voir dire . 8. INVENTION OF FACTS (Special Rules for the Mock Trial Competition) Rule 701: DIRECT EXAMINATION . On direct examination, the witness is limited to the facts given. Facts cannot be made up. If the witness goes beyond the facts given opposing counsel may object. If a witness testifies in contradiction of a fact given in the witness’s statement, opposing counsel should impeach the witness during cross- examination. Objection: Objection. Your Honor, the witness is creating facts which are not in the record.” Rule 702: CROSS-EXAMINATION . Questions on cross-examination should not seek to elicit information that is not contained in the fact pattern. If on cross-examination a witness is asked a question, the answer to which is not contained in the witness’s statement or the direct examination, the witness may respond with any answer that does not materially alter the outcome of the trial. If a witness’s response might materially alter the outcome of the trial, the attorney conducting the cross- examination may object. Objection: “Objection. The witness’s answer is inventing facts that would materially alter the outcome of the case.”
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2018-2019 Mock Trial Case (Final Version Nov 5 2018) Includes all corrections made as of FEB 7, 2019 45 9. PROCEDURAL RULES Rule 801: PROCEDURE FOR OBJECTIONS . An attorney may object any time the opposing attorneys have violated the “Simplified Rules of Evidence and Procedure.” Each attorney is restricted to raising objections concerning witnesses, whom that attorney is responsible for examining, both on direct and cross-examinations. NOTE : The attorney wishing to object (only one attorney may object at a time) should stand up and do so at the time of the violation. When an objection is made, the judge will ask the reason for it. Then the judge will turn to the attorney who asked the question and the attorney usually will have
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