Court’s Calling or Examining a Witness
The court may call a witness on its own or at a party’s request. Each party is entitled to cross-examine the witness.
The court may examine a witness regardless of who calls the witness.
A party may object to the court’s calling or examining a witness either at that time or at the next opportunity when the jury is not present.
(Pub. L. 93–595, § 1, Jan. 2, 1975, 88 Stat. 1937; Apr. 26, 2011, eff. Dec. 1, 2011.)