refusal to answer

See: demurrer
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I need not point out to you that your refusal to answer will prejudice your case considerably in any future proceedings which may arise.
Were Paul Worthington in the dock, the jury would be entitled to draw an inference from his refusal to answer questions.
Dorf said it does seem unusual for a witnesss lawyer to consult in real time with the White House about which questions can be answered, and it is a "bit more respectful" than a pre-emptive blanket refusal to answer questions.
Clearing up her refusal to answer a similar question Sunday on the campaign trail, Valdez said she does support providing driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.
Roque said that the former Customs chief could work from his detention cell at the Senate where he is detained following his refusal to answer questions about the smuggling of P6.
Plaid Cymru AM Adam Price said: "The Welsh Government's refusal to answer questions is not acceptable.
The units of refusal to answer the question among the eldest are minimal, which to a large extent forms the public picture on this issue.
After repeated refusal to answer the senator's queries, an apparently irked presidential son told the panel: 'Mr.
The hearing that spanned roughly two-and-a-half-hours, left the Democrats fuming over the attorney general's refusal to answer questions.
The star's TV career collapsed amid the controversy surrounding the case, which included reports of him leaving the scene of the death and his refusal to answer questions at the inquest.
The debate was marked by frequent interruptions, especially by Kaine, as well as a refusal to answer some questions by Pence.