Opening Statements

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Opening Statement
... An opening statement is generally the first occasion that the trier of fact (jury or judge) has to hear from a lawyer in a trial, aside possibly from questioning during voir ... The opening statement is generally constructed to serve as a "road map" for the fact-finder ... Though such statements may be dramatic and vivid, they must be limited to the evidence reasonably expected to be presented during the trial ...
Kitzmiller V. Dover Area School District - Trial - Opening Statements - Defense
... Patrick Gillen gave the opening arguments for the defense ... He argued that the policy was a "modest change." He distanced the policy from alleged statements made by then board member William Buckingham which the plaintiffs argued showed ... of intelligent design theory, and that 300 or so scientists had signed a statement indicating that biologists were exaggerating claims for the theory ...
Trials Related To The September 11 Attacks
... Carla Martin, of a pretrial order barring witnesses from exposure to any opening statements or trial testimony ... Aviation Administration officials describing opening statements of the prosecution and commentary on government witnesses from the start of the testimony, effectively 'coaching the witnesses' ... sent emails by TSA attorney Carla Martin outlining the prosecution's opening statements and providing commentary on government witnesses from the ...
Gordon Lee (comic Store Owner) - Delays in The Trial - Mistrial
... Opening statements in the new trial began on November 5, 2007, but quickly resulted in a mistrial ... Prior to the opening statements, the defense requested that the judge bar prosecutors from commenting on Lee’s previous conviction in 1994 ... However, the prosecution noted in opening statements that Lee told deputies during the 2004 incident he had "been through this before and beat it" ...

Famous quotes containing the words statements and/or opening:

    There is a certain embarrassment about being a storyteller in these times when stories are considered not quite as satisfying as statements and statements not quite as satisfying as statistics; but in the long run, a people is known, not by its statements or its statistics, but by the stories it tells.
    Flannery O’Connor (1925–1964)

    Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word. And there’s an opening convey of generalities. A Texan outside of Texas is a foreigner.
    John Steinbeck (1902–1968)