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(law) close questioning of a hostile witness in a court of law to discredit or throw a new light on the testimony already provided in direct examination

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Khan counsel, Anis Hashmi requested the tribunal to hold cross examination of NA-122 and PP-147 forensic reports together.
The first day began with mock direct and cross examinations performed by the instructors on a fact witness.
People v Cleveland, 32 Cal 4th 704, 86 P3d 302 (2004); Goodman v State, 479 NE2d 513 (Ind 1985) (It was proper to question a police officer regarding the description the victim had given him of the car the defendant had been driving, where the officer was asked to read a portion of his report regarding the victim's description of her assailant on cross examination.
Two "styles" of phraseology are normally used when performing cross examination.
The court held, inter alia, that not only had the trial court erred in limiting the plaintiffs' cross examination of the defendant hospital's expert witness, but that the error was prejudicial and thus entitled the plaintiffs to a new trial.
During the cross examination, Farley asked the doctor exactly when and if he was wearing his jacket and sneakers and had his wallet and driver's license.
if the court allows limited cross examination regarding a sensitive investigative technique, officers should work closely with the prosecutor to understand the parameters of the court's orders;
CROSS EXAMINATION Though the cross today is the most widely used and immediately identifiable symbol of Christianity, most scholars believe that it was almost never used as a religious symbol until some 400 years after Jesus of Nazareth was crucified.
55) The court wrote that "the physician could not foreclose full cross examination by the semantic trick of announcing that he did not find the work authoritative.
Victim Support, which aids more than 4,500 women each year, says cross examination should be restricted and one specially-trained police officer should be assigned to help in each case.
He agreed under cross examination that in every refueling outage since 1987, the number of indications of tube cracking had grown every year.
This step also may be helpful if the attorney who has engaged a valuator asks that questions be formulated for his or her cross examination.