Article VI. Witnesses

Rule 616. Impeachment by Bias or Prejudice

A party may offer evidence by cross-examination, extrinsic evidence, or both, that a witness is biased in favor of or prejudiced against a party or another witness.

Advisory Commission Comments

Bias is an important ground for impeachment. See Creeping Bear v. State, 113 Tenn. 322, 87 S.W. 653 (1905).


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