Leading questions

Federalevidence review has an excellent piece on leading questions during the prosecution direct.  As part of the comment they say:

The Seventh Circuit recently explored the limitation on leading questions through FRE 611(c), admonishing the government about a trend that was disturbing, even if at most it would be only harmless error.

I see this regularly in courts-martials as well.  There are times when it is proper to ask leading questions:  general introductory matters, moving from a broad topic to another, developing the testimony or focussing a witness.

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