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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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Cross-examining, Maxine Carr's barrister, Michael Hubbard QC, said: ``He made some pretty shock-ing allegations about what had happened to him in his early life.
But Wheeler and other jurors said that Sommers not only ``made himself look stupid,'' but that he was his own worst enemy in the courtroom over the past two weeks of trial, particularly when he was cross-examining the children.
If Cross-Examining Doctors: a Practical Guide offered advice and examples on the above subjects and techniques, the book would be of greater value to plaintiff attorneys.
Cross-examining her, Maxine Carr's barrister Michael Hubbard QC said: "He made some pretty shocking allegations about what had happened to him in his early life.
Cross-examining her, Maxine Carr's barrister Michael Hubbard QC said, 'He made some pretty shocking and outrageous allegations about his father, did he not?
And he wound up cross-examining the children he is accused of molesting, attacking their credibility by demonstrating that some of his alleged victims had emotional problems and were taking medications such as Paxil and Prozac at the time they accused him of assaulting them.
Anderson, 49, originally from Paisley, spent two days cross-examining the girl during a trial at the High Court in Perth.
But Jackson - a leading QC - yesterday voiced concern at calls for a blanket ban on accused rapists cross-examining victims.
A Practical Guide, published by the ALI-ABA (Philadelphia, PA), is a new hardbound book that is designed to assist litigators conduct an effective cross-examination of a witness that has jury appeal, is aware of defensive tactics and knows more about the relevant medicine than the cross-examining attorney.
The former Yugoslav president made the allegations while cross-examining Sabit Kadriu, a 41-year-old human rights worker who had told the UN court in the Hague how Serb forces murdered more than 100 civilians as they tried to flee Kosovo in 1999.
John Anderson, 48, was driven out of his home in Paisley last year after causing outrage by cross-examining a 13-year-old alleged victim.
It gives courts the power to ban defendants cross-examining witnesses after high-profile cases of rapists quizzing victims.
Standing just feet away was murder suspect Edward Dixon, representing himself on the first day of his trial and cross-examining Mekhrabian about the 1997 slaying of David Mekhrabian in downtown Los Angeles.