Traditionally an oath is either a statement of fact or a promise with wording
relating to ... Many people take an oath by holding in their hand or placing over
their head a ... 'Do thou, Diespit...
Oct 21, 2013 ... “Please raise your right hand to take the oath” is a phrase that has become
commonplace in the modern courtroom and is required of all ...
May 9, 2007 ... Why do you raise your right hand when you swear an oath in testifying? ... In a
court of law the witness swears to tell the truth, the whole truth, and ... as far as
symoblism is concerned: The very basic thing I can tell you is that ...
Apr 30, 2004 ... Answers to your questions about the news. ... to raise their right hands and swear
"to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
"Do you solemnly swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth,
... Many persons administering the oath also raise their right hands, a custom ...
Only once in my career have I been asked to administer an oath to someone ...
Why in court do you have to raise your right hand when swearing on the Bible?
Why in ... This is one of the oldest traditions we have in any system in America.
I've only ever seen court clerks require a raised right hand for an oath. I have
never ... When I raise my right hand, they do likewise ... as I begin ...
Suppose you put right hand on the Bible, you raise your left hand. Would that
count? ... Does she know something we don't know? Is this hand ... Suppose all
they have is a Chinese Bible, in an American court! Or Braille Bible ...
Jun 20, 2014 ... Left hand on book, right hand raised: it's an iconic scene, familiar ... hand on the
Bible during his oath in court, we realize that he cannot be Mayella's left-handed
attacker. ... Ellison's intention to do so demonstrated his belief that 'it is of no ... as
much from its previous readers as from its we...
Every time I have testified in court I have sworn on a bible. ... Does that mean that
if I raise my right hand, but crossed the fingers of my left hand ...