Continuing Objection

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A continuing objection is an objection to certain kinds of questions in a given line of questioning, where the judge has already ruled against the attorney on the original objection. Instead of the attorney having to object every single time the topic is brought up, the continuing objection is preserved at each mention of the topic, which saves the court time. 

The attorney will request the court for a continuing objection and the court determines whether to accept or reject the request. If the court rejects the request, the attorney will have to object each time the topic is discussed. 

Continuing objections are typically made to preserve an issue for appeal

[Last updated in June of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]