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    Comprehension Difficulties

    Dear teachers,

    Being a layman in US law, I have some difficulties in understanding the following extract. Would you please tell me what the underlined phrases mean? Thanks again.

    "Cross-examination by defense lawyers is limited to the issue of probable cause. No jury is present, and the judge has no authority to choose between competing versions of the events"

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    Re: Comprehension Difficulties

    1. Probable cause - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    2. The judge has no authority to decide which of two conflicting stories about what happened is true.

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    Re: Comprehension Difficulties

    We would be grateful if your thread titles would give more of a clue to the content.

    "Comprehension difficulties" covers a multitude of possibilities. If your title were "What is the meaning of "probable cause"?" we would have much more idea what you were looking for.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Comprehension Difficulties

    Okay. I will give a precise title next time. Thanks.

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