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In early days, the State or prosecution and hence the plaintiff, as well, always sat next to the judge and/or the jury. It should be that way still. If you have run across a judge who does not adhere to this, he/she probably doesnt care about the order of proof either. I have never come across this.

Fed.No.84

Edward Bennett Williams hated that he could not sit closest to the jury in criminal trials. Thus, each morning he would would move the prosecutor's table 6-inches further from the jury box and his own table 6-inches nearer.

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