WHEN DURING CROSS DO YOU IMPEACH WITH A PRIOR INCONSISTENT STATEMENT?

Rarely is a cross-examination limited to an attack on credibility – there are often multiple goals which may include eliciting positive/supportive facts and ultimately telling or reinforcing the ‘story’ the witness’ examiner is presenting. The recognition of multiple goals of cross-examination is nothing new.  Despite early emphasis on cross-examination as being needed to expose “mendacity,”

BRAIN LESSONS: HOW WE MAKE AN APPEARANCE

With Valentine’s Day less than a week away, I am again trying to become a better, more romantic version of myself. It is the season for it. It started me thinking about poetry and, specifically, Shakespearean sonnets and the works of Lord Byron. The most famous poems from the two authors both start with the