Cartoon with the following dialog/panels:
Clerk: Raise your right hand. Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole
truth and nothing but the truth?
*Silent look from the judge towards the witness*
Judge: *looking forward again* Next witness.
What would realistically happen in a case like this? I believe the judge
can find the witness in contempt of court and lock him away until/unless he >testifies, right? But what if the witness is locked away and continues to >refuse to be sworn in? They can't exactly put the trial on pause (although >they could continue with the other witnesses, if any, and try to come back
to that one.) The witness definitely can't be charged with purjury. And if
he holds out till the end of the trial, he may have been the one to make
the difference between the jury saying "we find her guilty" and "we find
her not guilty."
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