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cross-examination

(kros′ĕg-zam″ĭ-nā′shŏn)
The interrogation of a witness by the opposing party in a legal dispute.
cross-examine (-zam′ĭn)
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At that time, Sereno's counsels were still insisting that they be permitted to face their client's accuser in Gadon and cross-examine his witnesses.
Perales (18) that due process affords social security claimants an absolute right to cross-examine individuals who submit reports.
Mr Justice Toulson said fairness meant GPs were entitled to cross-examine witnesses making accusations against them ( if the witnesses were willing and unless there were exceptional circumstances which made that impossible.
The court ruled that "this malleable standard often fails to protect against paradigmatic confrontation violations." Accordingly, the court held that the "Confrontation Clause" bars the use of testimonial statement made by a witness who does not appear at trial, unless the witness is unavailable to testify at trial, and the defendant has had an opportunity to cross-examine the witness regarding the statement.
[35] In reviewing the decision of the trial court as to the extent of the privilege, appellate courts will examine whether the defense had adequate opportunity to cross-examine and confront witnesses on the particular issue in question.
Because plaintiff counsel commonly relies on treating physicians to make a client's case, it is rarely necessary to cross-examine them.
ISLAMABAD -- Singer Meesha Shafi on Friday challenged the Lahore High Court (LHC) verdict in the apex court and sought more time to cross-examine witnesses.
The application added, "To present a witness is the right of one respondent and to cross-examine them is the right of the other respondent."Singer Meesha in her application further requested the apex court to declare the LHC's decision null and void and allow the cross-examination of the witnesses.
The judge fixed the matter for March 20, when the defence counsel for other accused persons would cross-examine the witness.
However, the Chairman of the Commission, Justice Emile Short, in his ruling on the request yesterday, maintained that such an opportunity would open the flood gates for other witnesses to also make requests to cross-examine other witnesses.
Maryam and Safdar's counsel, Amjad Pervez, will cross-examine Zia today, while Nawaz's lawyer Khawaja Haris will cross-examine the witness on March 13.
Farinas himself was surprised with Sereno's motion to cross-examine the complainant.