The definition of cross-examining has changed a lot in the past few years.
Here’s a quick rundown of the key differences.
Cross-examination Definition: When you are cross-questioning someone on an issue of a major public interest, the court is obliged to consider the relevance of a particular point to a person’s position in relation to that issue.
The court will usually look at evidence and cross examine witnesses.
For example, if you ask someone to explain why he voted in favour of a party in a recent election, the relevant part of the evidence will be given in cross-legally-relevant context.
The evidence will usually be presented in front of a judge.
The relevant part will usually also include the respondent’s response.
Cross examination Definition: The legal term for an interview with a witness.
This means that you ask questions about the witness’s character, behaviour or interests.
It can include things like the subject’s age, family history or previous employment.
If the witness responds by saying, “Yes, I think I have a lot of questions”, the court will normally ask a further question.
If a witness does not answer, the witness will be asked again and again until he or she answers the question.
The judge will then ask the witness a further set of questions about why the witness voted the way he or her did.
This can include a range of topics including whether the witness has a moral or ethical position on the issue.
Cross questioning Definition: An interrogation conducted by a witness that has been previously cross-explained to him or her, in order to obtain the witness to give an answer that is at variance with his or her previous answers.
For a cross-interview, the questioner asks the witness the question and then tries to understand the witness as much as possible about what the witness is saying, before concluding with the question: “Do you agree with what I am saying?”
The judge may ask the same questions again and the witness may answer, “No”, or “I do not agree”.
If the answer is no, the judge will ask a second set of questioning.
Cross examinations are normally limited to cross-answer questions.
For instance, if the witness says, “I would not be here if it was raining”, the judge might ask, “Do not answer that question”.
However, there are situations where a witness might give a misleading answer that the judge would not have accepted.
For this, the jury can ask the questions: “If I were in your shoes, would you not have voted in a particular way?”, “What would you do if you were in the situation that you are in today?”, “Would you do the same thing today if it were raining?”
In cases where the cross-challenge is based on a particular fact or fact-defying evidence, the questions may be asked, but not answered.
The cross-evidence questions are limited to the same topics as the questions asked during cross-referencing, but the cross questioning can include more detail than the cross examination.
Cross appeal Definition: Cross-examinations that are taken in accordance with the principle of sovereign immunity.
A cross-appeal is a formal process that involves the defence of an appeal against a decision made by a judge in accordance the law.
The appeal is normally taken by the plaintiff, who can bring legal proceedings in court.
A judge has the power to make a decision on the appeal.
In the case of a cross appeal, the party challenging the decision makes a submission in writing.
The submissions are usually referred to the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court may, in the course of making the decision, decide that the issue is not before it and will give a decision in favour or against the appeal to the party seeking to have the appeal decided.
The parties then have the option of making further submissions to the court.
If there is no appeal to be heard, the case is referred to a Supreme Court panel.
A party may also appeal to a higher court in the Federal Court.
In order for the case to proceed to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeal, it must have been heard in the lower courts, and must have sufficient evidence.
In other words, if it is not a case where the Federal courts are satisfied that the law was made in accordance therewith, it cannot proceed to Federal Circuit Courts.
The Federal Circuit court of appeal is a federal court that has jurisdiction in a number of federal jurisdictions.
Cross questions Definition: A cross question is a question or piece of evidence that has not been answered in an earlier trial, and is a part of a trial that is cross-checked.
For more information about cross-questions, see our cross-inquiries article How do I ask a cross question?
It’s always best to start by asking questions in a neutral way and to start with the most straightforward ones first.
You can ask your question in a way that makes it as easy as possible for the judge to answer it, as