The Power of Cross-Examination ("Minnesota Law, Presented by Moss & Barnett")

The cross-examination of witnesses who testify in court proceedings has been called the cornerstone of our system of justice. This procedure for presenting evidence through the mouths of hostile or opposing witnesses is sometimes referred to as the "engine of truth." Tom Shroyer discusses the use and abuse of this powerful device and explores the background and purpose of cross-examination, along with some tricks of the trade used by trial lawyers.