Two fundamental restrictions limit the permissible scope of the cross-examination of a party litigant or defendant in a jury trial. One is the evidentiary restriction limiting cross-examination to those matters discussed in chief, and the second is the constitutional privilege against compulsory self-incrimination. The purpose of this note is to examine the development and application of these restrictions in West Virginia jurisprudence.
Lee A. Luce,
The Scope of Permissible Cross-Examination of a Party Litigant or Defendant in a Jury Trial in West Virginia,
W. Va. L. Rev.
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