three officers claiming they terminated his employment in
retaliation of his speaking out about the improper use of public
property and funds.
beginning of the trial, the district court required Stone to
testify first, to provide some chronology.
testimony was not subject to cross-examination.
Gives the court reasonable
control over the order and presentation of evidence.
Rule 611 - Discussion
have been some error, if the court did not give Stone proper
witness order requirement alone is not a reversible error absent
some showing of harm.