Category: Irving Younger
Here is another fun story Irving Younger employed in his cross-examination lecture. He used it as a “one question too many” example but I think it works far better for fertile ideas when a large number is involved.
Lawyers seem unable to master the art of cross-examination. I hold Wigmore responsible for this failure by boldly proclaiming that: “Cross examination is the greatest engine for ascertaining truth.” Perhaps in some alternate universe, but not this one. The engine works better in theory than practice. This lawyer ineptitude explains why Irving Younger’s lectures on cross-examination were so popular in the ’70s and ’80s and lives on in videotape.