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Mark Bennet on Cross-Examination

In planning a cross-examination, we start with statements that the witness can’t deny without appearing dishonest … leading to statements that the witness could credibly deny but for the first level of admissions, then to statements that the witness could credibly deny but for the first two levels of admissions, and so forth. Just like building a pyramid. The objective at every step is to make a statement that the witness has to either agree with or appear dishonest.

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