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cross-examine someone

to question someone in court who has already been questioned by the opposing side; to question a suspect or a witness at great length. The lawyer plans to cross-examine the witness tomorrow morning. The police cross-examined the suspect for three hours.
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A perfectly conceived cross-examination may result in the expert answering "yes" 20 or 30 consecutive times and then leaving the witness stand.
The Las Brisas trial was the subject of considerable public attention in Corpus Christi, with numerous members of the public who opposed the plant attending proceedings each day and daily coverage by the Corpus Christi Caller Times, which featured articles highlighting cross-examinations by each of the three Susman Godfrey attorneys at trial.
remove or correct unfavorable inferences about a witness' credibility raised on cross-examination, (12)
The gains you reap from experts being nervous and ill-prepared for cross-examination at trial can outweigh the benefit of the information traditionally obtained by deposing them.
While witnesses sometimes do not enjoy the experience, it is vital cross-examination takes place to ensure that the jury is aware of all of the facts and to ensure justice is done.
Oversold as the advocate's one big chance to unmask a liar, cross-examination is simply another way to communicate with the jury.
BEFORE COUNSEL ATTEMPTS TO UTILIZE ANY PUBLICATION IN CROSS-EXAMINATION OF A WITNESS, HE MUST ASCERTAIN THAT IT IS SO HIGHLY ACCEPTED THAT THERE IS NO QUESTION AS TO ITS AUTHORITY.
A welcome contribution to religious studies reference shelves, due to its meticulous cross-examination of how to properly frame debates of the most profound magnitude.
On cross-examination, he agreed with defense attorney Nicola Hanna's characterization as "dishonest" Muir's solicitation of the Hearst Corp.
Harry Samit, the Minnesota FBI agent who arrested Zacarias Moussaoui three and a half weeks before the September 11,2001 terror attacks, provided explosive testimony against his superiors during cross-examination by Moussaoui's defense attorneys.
In Crawford, the Supreme Court held that a testimonial hearsay statement is inadmissible at a criminal trial unless the declarant is shown to be unavailable and the party against whom the statement is admitted had an opportunity for cross-examination.
TORONTO -- An Ontario Judge rejected an affidavit in a children's aid case, saying its sole purpose was to bolster the credibility of a former Brant CAS employee "in a way that usurped the function of cross-examination of the former worker and the court's assessment of her credibility.
Extensive index of scripture and referenced modern authors allow for quick cross-examination in this welcome contribution to Christian and religious studies shelves.
Appendix A deals with the cross-examination of a DUI arresting officer and field sobriety tests, whereas Appendix B covers the cross-examination of a psychiatrist in a murder case.
The Buzz caught up with Silverstone recently for a quick cross-examination.