Delaware Trial Handbook § 13:7. REDIRECT EXAMINATION

Redirect examination is the examination of a witness after that witness has been subjected to cross-examination by the adverse party.  The scope of redirect testimony generally is limited to questions relating to matters brought out on cross-examination. 

The trial judge may disallow questions on redirect examination that go beyond the scope of cross-examination, particularly in the absence of any explanation why proposed questions could not have been brought out during direct examination.38

38.  Holder v. State, 692 A.2d 882, 886 (Del. 1997).

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