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     15-24-3.   Order of causes on Supreme Court calendar--Preference to appeals on adoption, abuse and neglect, suppression of evidence in criminal cases and cases involving public agencies. The Supreme Court shall direct the order in which causes shall be assigned on its calendar for hearing, except that preference in the assignment of causes for hearing shall be as follows:
             (1)      First preference shall be given to appeals taken of adoption or abuse and neglect judgments or orders, including judgments or orders terminating parental rights;
             (2)      Second preference shall be given to appeals taken pursuant to § 23A-32-5;
             (3)      Third preference shall be given whenever the state, any state board, or state officer; any county or municipal corporation, or any officer thereof; in a purely official capacity, shall be plaintiff or defendant in any action or proceeding, or directly interested therein.

Source: SDC 1939 & Supp 1960, § 33.0504; SL 1978, ch 178, § 570; SL 1997, ch 310 (Supreme Court Rule 97-7).

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