comment on evidence - Legal Definition
Webster's New World Law Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey.
Statements made during a trial by a judge or lawyer regarding his or her own opinion about the evidence and the credibility of the witnesses. In many states, judges are not permitted to make such statements. Furthermore, a prosecutor may not comment on the defendant’s refusal to testify in a criminal action. When made, such prohibited statements are sometimes called an impermissible comment on the evidence.
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