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  •  you can always impeach based on someone's (2+ / 0-)
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    VClib, Neuroptimalian

    veracity, and lying to a prosecutor is highly probative of that.

    •  No you can't. If they testify on the stand (2+ / 0-)
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      amsterdam, aitchdee

      differently than the statements they've made previously, you can attack them on that.  Or perhaps if they've lied about a  relevant issue in the case.  But not just some extraneous lie.  Every single person lies at  times.  And if a judge was to permit an attorney to attack every witness for some extraneous irrelevant lie, no trial would ever stay on track and every trial would take forever.  Because you can Always find a lie someone told.  

      The judge will make a decision on whether this particular lie is relevant to the issues in the case - and my guess is it will be decided it's not.

      "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

      by gustynpip on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 01:50:54 PM PST

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