X. GENERAL PROVISIONS

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Rule 50: Scheduling Cases.

(a) Trial Schedule. Trial courts shall provide by rule for the scheduling of trials.

(b) Preferences.

(1) Criminal Cases. Those courts that try both civil and criminal cases shall give preference to criminal proceedings as far as practicable.

(2) Defendants in Custody or Posing Risk. Courts shall give preference over other criminal cases to the trial of defendants in custody and defendants whose pretrial liberty is reasonably believed to present unusual risks.

Advisory Commission Comment.

Uniformity in the setting of cases in the trial courts of this state is impossible to accomplish by rule because of the diversity of factors involved. The commission leaves rule-making on setting of dockets to the trial judges, given the priority guidelines that have historically been advanced in this state.

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