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Idaho Rules of Evidence Rule 614. Court's Calling or Examining of Witnesses.


(a)  Calling.  When the court is the trier of fact, it may call a witness on its own or at a party's request.  Each party is entitled to cross-examine the witness.


(b)  Examining.  The court may examine a witness regardless of who calls the witness.


(c)  Objections.  A party may object to the court’s examining a witness either at that time or at the next opportunity when the jury is not present.


(Adopted March 26, 2018, effective July 1, 2018.)


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Chief Justice G Richard Bevan
Justice Robyn M. Brody
Justice Gregory W. Moeller
Justice Colleen D. Zahn
Justice Cynthia K.C. Meyer

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Chief Judge David W. Gratton
Judge Molly J Huskey
Judge Jessica M. Lorello
Judge Michael P. Tribe



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