Speaking objection

Many states have rules and statutes that provide that an objection made in court or in a deposition must be made specifically and concisely rather than in an argumentative or suggestive manner.  Objections made in violation of these rules are known as "speaking objections".  These objections proceed beyond what is necessary to give the grounds on which the objection is based.  This is often done by the attorney in order to coach a witness to say a particular thing. 

An objection that is made in such a manner is often improper.  

 

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