CROSS-EXAMINATION AND TRUTH

Wigmore vs. Rumpole“The very nature of a trial is [the] search for truth.” Nix v. Whiteside, 374 U.S. 157, 158 (1986).“Cross-examination is the greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth.” John H. Wigmore, quoted in Lilly v. Virginia, 527 U.S. 116 (1999). “A criminal trial is a pretty blunt instrument for prising [...]