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17 Nov 2012, 7:16 am by Viking
Alaska, 415 U.S. 308, 315 (1974).  This is the“principal means by which the believability of a witness and the truth of his testimony are tested.”  Id. at 316.  A violation of this constitutional right occurs when “the defendant is prohibited from engaging in otherwise appropriate cross-examination that, as a result, precludes him from eliciting information from which jurors could draw vital inferences in his favor.”  United States… [read post]
6 Oct 2012, 7:43 am by Jamison Koehler
Alaska, 415 U.S. 308, 316 (1974): The partiality of a witness is subject to exploration at trial, and is always relevant as discrediting the witness and affecting the weight of his testimony.  [read post]
31 Oct 2017, 10:10 am by Phil Dixon
Alaska, 415 U.S. 308 (1974), the Court again found a 6th Amendment violation where the trial court refused to allow cross-examination into the primary government witness’ status as a juvenile probationer. [read post]