Westlaw Headnote of the Day – November 29, 2010

November 29, 2010

West's Key 110 Criminal Law
West's Key 110XX Trial
West's Key 110XX(B) Course and Conduct of Trial in General
West's Key 110k654 Remarks and Conduct of Judge
West's Key 110k656 Comments on Evidence or Witnesses
West's Key 110k656(2) k. Examination and Cross-examination of Witnesses.

110 Criminal LawA district judge is free to interject during a direct or cross-examination to clarify an issue, to require an attorney to lay a foundation, or to encourage an examining attorney to get to the point.
United States v. McCray, 437 F.3d 639 (7th Cir. 2006)