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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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New Delhi : Defence lawyers began cross-examining Wednesday the male companion of a student who was gang-raped on a bus in New Delhi at the trial of five adults accused of her murder, the man's father said.
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.
For example, critical areas for a plaintiff attorney to consider when cross-examining defense medical experts include:
The presiding judge has given open latitude to the respondents' advocates when cross-examining the petitioners and their witnesses but restricted the petitioner's advocates when cross-examining the respondents and their witnesses," said Mr Omar.
Unlike other rules of procedure for the determination of 'probable cause,' the House rules do not prohibit the parties from examining or cross-examining witnesses.
ATC Judge Rai Ayub Marth adjourned the hearing till May 11, directing accused former CPO Rawalpindi Saud Aziz and SP Khurram Shahzad counsels to appear before the court on next hearing for cross-examining the FIA official.
The court said the commission was not only barred from cross-examining but was not even given access to the four witnesses, reports The Dawn.
Ahmed contended that barring the commission from cross-examining witnesses had made the visit to Mumbai an "exercise in futility".
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.
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.
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.