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Name: People v. Foster
Case #: B162003
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 2 DCA
Division: 5
Opinion Date: 08/15/2003
Subsequent History: None
Summary

The court acknowledged that while there were no California cases directly on point, there were conflicting lines of federal cases on the issue of whether it was prosecutorial misconduct to ask the defendant on cross-examination whether another witness was lying. The court concluded it need not decide which line to follow, since the evidence was overwhelming and thus defendant could not have suffered prejudice by defense counsel’s failure to object to the line of questioning.