Petition 81474

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Out-of-Court Testimony (81474-JA-¶2708.10)

Amend ¶2708.10 as follows:
  
10. Commissioned Out-of-Court Testimony-The presiding officer... The party making this request shall have the burden of showing good cause and shall bear the cost of such commissioned out-of-court testimony. Counsel...

Rationale

In some cases witnesses essential for the respondent’s case may feel strongly about the respondent’s innocence, but may not be able to travel for financial or health reasons. The rule of the respondent paying for his defense is akin to the notion of being guilty until you can prove you...