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Whom do I believe—and why? There is no law on judging credibility. Judges and jurors receive guidelines and elementary observations in the form of stock instructions but are essentially free to decide for themselves. Because the entire trial process rests on persuasiion determining credibility is more than evaluating testimony. Although it is customary to speak of the credibiliit of witnesses and the persuasiveness of counsel, both deal with the same thing: the degree of belief we attach to what...

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