The court may, on its own motion or at the suggestion of a party, call witnesses, and all parties are entitled to cross-examine witnesses thus called.
The court may interrogate witnesses, whether called by itself or by a party.
Objections to the calling of witnesses by the court or to interrogation by it may be made at the time or at the next available opportunity when the jury is not present.
Jurors may not suggest questions or interrogate witnesses in criminal trials.
(Amended effective September 1, 2006.)