The perfect question; setting the trap in cross-examination
A hypothetical custody dispute is described in order to give examples of good cross examination technique. The lawyer doing the questioning represent's the child's mother and the issue is parental fitness and the credibility of the father. The father's desire for sole custody is not in the best interests of the child but simply a matter of revenge against the mother. The mother wears a hidden tape recorder during an argument and a model cross examination is given during which the husband is led up to this crucial evidence with a series of seemingly risk-free questions.
Publication Name: ABA Journal
California Low-Emission Vehicle Program: forcing technology and dealing effectively with the uncertainties
The California Low-Emission Vehicle and Clean Fuel Program's low-emission vehicle portion presents a largely successful model for the implementation of a technology-forcing regulatory program for new automobiles. The regulations are the start of a technology-forcing pollution control program. There is about the right combination of command and control requirements, with intermediate standards, optional compliance methods, exemptions, market-based incentives and lengthy lead-times. Regulatory review and implementation oversight effectively jump start the program.
Publication Name: Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review
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