I’ve gotten the impression, but wanted to clarify, that you are NOT allowed to bring up things that were discussed at the temp hearing in the permanent hearing. Am I wrong or right on this? The temp hearing is supposed to be “without prejudice” to the perm hearing–but what exactly does that mean?
I am specifically wondering about two things:
I now have documents that show that two people were either lying on the stand or lying to me at another time. IOW, I can’t prove perjury, but I can “impeach” the witness if I am allowed to refer to their sworn testimony from the temp hearing.
If someone authenticated their email address at the temp hearing, would that authenticate it for the perm hearing?
Also, is it true, as I read in Black’s Law Dictionary, that if you “impeach” a witness by showing their dishonesty, the person who called them as a witness is considered to be impeached as well? Or is this just getting too technical and not something I ought to be wasting my time (or yours) on?