The rules prohibit objections to legitimate questions or objections that coach the witness. Too-frequent objections to the form of the question may be found by a judge to be sanctionable obstruction. "Speaking objections" that do more than just name the objection may be found to be coaching the witness unless carefully posed for a proper purpose. The frequency of interruptions, the nature of accompanying commentary, and the resort to less central objections can lead to a record that supports sanctions.
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Raising Objections, Going too Far
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