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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_8C > GS_8C-614

Rule 614. Calling and interrogation of witnesses bycourt.

(a)        Calling by court. – The court may, on its own motion or atthe suggestion of a party, call witnesses, and all parties are entitled tocross‑examine witnesses thus called.

(b)        Interrogation by court. – The court may interrogatewitnesses, whether called by itself or by a party.

(c)        Objections. – No objections are necessary with respect tothe  calling of a witness by the court or to questions propounded to a witnessby the court but it shall be deemed that proper objection has been made andoverruled. (1983, c. 701, s.1.)