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A person who signs an affidavit. The affiant certifies under penalty of perjury that the statements contained in the affidavit are true to the best of his/her knowledge.
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A person who makes a written statement under oath by way of an affidavit.

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It would also have been essential for the defense to attack the credibility of affiants and affidavits in front of the District Court.
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The case hinges on the issue of whether those affidavits are testimonial, rendering the affiants witnesses subject to the defendant's right of confrontation under the Sixth Amendment.
Moreover, and even as recounted by Geico's own affiants, there was nothing in the content of Blakes' conversation with Johnson--or the two phone messages she left for him--evincing a willful or avowedly obstructionist attitude toward Geico s inquiries."
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(80.) The Franks test not only applies to cases where false information is included in an affidavit, but also when affiants omit material facts "with the intent to make, or in reckless disregard of whether they thereby made, the affidavit misleading." United States v.
For his part, Soobzokov denied any involvement in the murders, and disavowed knowledge of the affiants or the places and events they described beyond that of what he claimed was his "brief enrollment" in 1945 in a "non-operational" SS unit.
Ference and Cherwin argued that the affidavits of merit filed failed to comply with the applicable law because both defendants were board certified in orthopedic surgery, and neither of the affiants was so certified.